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Vol- XXVIHK January, 192© No, 1 


How God Led Us to India - - Wilbur Stover 

Where We Began in India - Elizabeth Kintner 

Sowing and Reaping at Jalalpur - D. L. Forney 

Anklesvar, a Church of Eight Hundred 

A.S.B. Miller 

Dahanu ----- Adam Ebey 

A Program of Mission Study 

Prayer for China Is Needed 

Junior League Hand Work 









OTHO WINGER, President, North Man- 
chester, Ind., 1928. 

J. J. YODER, Vice-President, McPherson, 
Kans., 1926. 

A. P. BLOUGH, Waterloo, Iowa, 1929. 

H. H. NYE, Elizabethtown, Pa., 1927. 

LEVI GARST, Salem, Va., R. 1, 1930. 

CHARLES D. BONSACK, General Secretary. 

H. SPENSER MINNICH, Educational Secre- 
tary and Editor Missionary Visitor. 

M. R. ZIGLER, Home Mission Secretary. 
CLYDE M. CULP, Treasurer. 

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Published Monthly by the Church of the Brethren Through Her General Mission Board 

Volume XXVIII 

JANUARY, 1926 

No. 1 



Foreword, By B. M. Nickey, M. D., 1 


How God Led Us to India, By Wilbur B. Stover, 3 

Bulsar Station — Where We Began in India, By Elizabeth Kintner, 4 

Sowing and Reaping at Jalalpur, By D. L. Forney, 7 

Anklesvar, a Church of Eight Hundred, By A. S. B. Miller, 9 

Dahanu, By Adam Ebey, 11 

Africa Notes, By William M. Beahm, 13 

China Notes for October, 13 


A Program of Mission Study for January, February and March, 15 

Chinese Plays, 15 

Prayer List for China, 16 


Junior League, 20 

Mission Studies, 20 

By the Evening Lamp, 25 


Editor's Note. — For many years the January Visitor has been a special number for India. The 
files for past years form a splendid source for information. This year the articles are in the nature 
of historical stories of the several stations. We are indebted to Dr. B. M. Nickey for the FOREWORD 
as well as the planning of the number. Other important matters require much space in this issue 
and the February Visitor will be just as much an India number as this. 


B. M. NICKEY, M. D. 
Missionary to India 

WHEN the Master left his disciples 
he said, " Go ye into all the world 
and make disciples of all nations, 
. . . and, lo, I am with you always." As 
we look back over the past thirty years, 
and recount the difficulties and develop- 
ments and especially look for the evidences 
of the power and presence of the living 
Christ in his work, our hearts are humble 
and grateful. Like the children of Israel, 
we erect our Ebenezer, saying, " Hitherto 

hath God helped us." Remembering his 
all-inclusive love, that longs that all men 
shall know him, hearing his command to 
us to go and make disciples, and seeing 
the great need of those who know not his 
love and way of life, we consecrate our- 
selves anew to the task, and draw near 
to him for a larger measure of spiritual 
power, that we may effectually lift up 
Christ in our lives, teaching and work, that 
he may draw men unto himself. 


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The districts that we now occupy have 
a population of about 1,185,027. Out of 
these, only about 31,141 are Christians. At 
the close of twenty-three years of mission 
work there were 1,628 Christians. The last 
seven years has added 1,516, or almost 
doubled the number. The number of pupils 
in boarding-schools has more than doubled. 
The number in village schools is less than 
seven years ago. Largely because of lack 
of funds to provide schools, and lack of 
efficient workers, we have had to close 
some schools, and refuse to answer some 
calls for new schools. 

Jan. 1, 1918 

(after 23 years of work) 
Jan. 1, 1925 

(seven years later) 




<u o 

- 2 

324 2,217 
798 3,733 

The line of work has been more intensive 
and less extensive. Even intensive work 
has been handicapped by lack of money and 
equipment. Most of our boarding-schools 
are needing larger quarters and a larger 
staff to care for the training of more boys 
and girls, who could easily be brought in 
if we had the room for them. The medical 
work at both Bulsar and Dahanu is handi- 
capped by lack of room. 

The Present Challenge 

A field more open than at any previous 
time to Christian teaching and influence. 
The village population have little opportu- 
nity for education outside the mission 
schools. They have no opportunity of re- 
ceiving the truth and light as it is in Christ 
Jesus, outside what we can bring to them. 
At most of our stations they have little 
opportunity for efficient medical help out- 
side the mission. We have an increasing 
Christian community which needs shep- 
herding, and needs education along lines 
of Christian living and Christian service, 
that they may more effectively witness to 
their fellow-men of the power of Christ 
to save and transform lives, and thus draw 
others to their source of light. 

The Need 

More buildings and equipment. Clear 
vision to see God's plan; a deep humility 
and infilling with his power, that he may 
continually work in us and through us to 
reach out and use the enlarged opportu- 
nities. We need more Indian men and 
women with clean lives, and filled with 
the Holy Spirit, to live and teach and 
preach Christ among their own people. 

Will you not as a church, who are 
united with us in this great task, join us 
in praise and intercession for Christ's work 
in this field. 

Let Us Praise Him 

1. For leading us into this field to wit- 
ness for him. 

2. For the remarkable way in which he 
has overcome difficulties and prejudices in 
all of our stations during these thirty years. 

3. For the number of really transformed, 
consecrated Christian lives that are daily 
evidence of God's saving grace. 

4. For those of our faithful Indian 
brethren who have a vision of the need, 
and are making sacrifice for the growth 
of the work. 

Let Us Pray 

1. That the money for every necessary 
work may be forthcoming. 

2. That your representatives for Christ 
on the field may be free from everything 
that would hinder us as channels of spirit- 
ual power and blessing. 

3. That the Indian church may have a 
large infilling of the Holy Spirit, that she 
may feel a larger measure of responsibility 
and opportunity in witnessing for Christ. 

4. For our training-schools and board- 
ing-schools, that out from them may come 
strong Christian leaders, and that all the 
pupils may develop into conscientious, 
clean Christian characters. 

5. For our village teachers and evangel- 
ists, that they may be faithful in life and 
work, and may bring the message effectively 
to the multitudes about them. 

6. For the medical work and workers, 
that they may minister effectively to the 
physical and spiritual needs of those who 
come to them. 


The Missionary Visitor 

How God Led Us to India 

WHAT Led to India? 
ing in Maryland, and stressing mis- 
sions. I was urging the point that 
we must be missionary, if we would claim 
to be followers of Christ. Bro. David 
Emmert became quite interested, and sug- 
gested that I talk with Sister Allie Moomaw, 
of Sharpsburg, Md. Soon I was preaching 
in Sharpsburg, and Sister Moomaw sug- 
gested that she had a friend, an American 
Methodist girl, who had gone to India and 
married an English Baptist missionary. His 
name was Arthur Jewson, Bow Bazaar 
Street, Calcutta. I wrote to him. The 
answer came, with five half-anna stamps 
lined up on a small envelope (I shall never 
forget those first impressions), inviting me 
to come to India, promising me that their 
home in Calcutta should be my home until 
I located elsewhere, saying that he would 
come down to the wharf to meet me when 
my ship arrived, and quoting the Scripture 
verse: "One shall chase a thousand and 
two shall put ten thousand to flight." He 
also made comparison of the difference be- 
tween working in the homeland and in the 
foreign mission field, showing the unpar- 
alleled opportunity there. 

Early College Impressions. While at Mt. 
Morris College, Bro. Galen Royer was 
preaching numerous missionary sermons, 
which found a ready response in my heart. 
Once Sister Cassie Beery (now Van Dyke) 
applied to the board, saying that she would 
be delighted to be sent to Africa as a mis- 
sionary. Our church had nothing for her 
to do, so if she felt like going out under 
the Baptist Board, with a missionary group, 
what would the board advise? What a 
feeling, what a wave of religious emotion, 
what an increased consecration this episode 
created among the students! The board 
prayed and wept. With Sister Beery, they 
prayed and wept together. But what should 
their answer be? What should she do? As 
I recall, they said they had no way open 
to send her themselves, and all they could 
do was to pray the Lord to guide her in 
whatever decision she might make in the 

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I was preach- matter. The final result was that she with- 
drew her application to go with the Baptist 
people, as, while they would be very liberal 
with her as to her own views, yet she 
would, of course, have to cooperate with 
the Baptist program of work and teaching. 
Other Open Doors. Any one who keeps 
his eyes open knows of more opportunities 
than can be entered by him. I was reading 
of missionary work in all the world. I 
felt Japan was a challenge then. I can 
not tell why, but I never felt drawn to 
China, neither to Africa. The Missionary 
Alliance were seeking men to go out under 
their board, and they were ready to send 
me, like one of their own. I asked them 
specially about my clinging tightly to my 
church. That was permissible, certainly, 
and the one coming after me would be 
expected to uphold my teaching. This 
seemed good, but I learned also that when 
I followed any one else on the field, I 
must do the same with respect to his teach- 
ing. I soon decided that I would not fit 
in there, unless I wanted to give up my 
church. This I was determined not to do. 
But to me, young, enthusiastic, our board 
seemed to move, oh, so slowly ! With 
them, it was a new venture with large im- 
plications, and they must move only as fast 
as the church would justify by following 

Getting to the Point. I took the letter 
of Rev. Jewson, and showed it to some of 
our brethren in the Waynesboro (Pa.) con- 
gregation, which I called home, and in a 
few days $600 was pledged toward my 
going to India. I applied to the board to 
be sent, and they said they were willing 
to send me, if I met all conditions. I was 
disappointed, for I was warmed up to go, 
and I rather felt they would be hunting 
for me, and glad to get me. They awaited 
my reply. I wondered what was best to do. 
They called for volunteers. Along about 
this time I was writing frequent letters to 
Mt. Carroll, 111., and she was as eager to 
go as I was. It occurred to me I might 
go alone, and report. Then her father 

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wrote me, suggesting that if we really in- 
tended going to India, it was his best 
thought that we should go together. This 
rather settled one point: I dropped the idea 
of going alone. After the wedding we put 
in our application to go to India together. 
Meyersdale Conference. I had often 
prayed that the Lord would give me a 
special thrill, as some have talked of receiv- 
ing, but when I put my finger on the text 
I realized that therein was all that is need- 
ful for a man who wills to serve. At the 
conference Bro. D. L. Miller was fearful 
it would not pass, though the board was 
recommending that the church open work 
in India, and that several be sent. Bro. 
Miller suggested that, if it failed to pass, 
there was an opening in the office of the 
Messenger for me. An offer from Hagers- 
town, Md., was also before me, if we were 
not sent, to clerk in a bank there and be- 
come pastor of the church. Another busi- 
ness house and two congregations were 
waiting for the decisions of the Conference. 
Much was the discussion behind the screen. 
The Standing Committee called us in, to 
appear before them. The board had called 
us all together, the evening before, and 
asked us to tell them how we came to 
this conviction, that we just must be foreign 
missionaries. There were five of us: Bro. 
Albert Vaniman and wife, Sister Bertha 
Ryan (now Shirk), and our two selves. We 
told them; and we all wept together. I 

shall never forget the weeping expression 
of dear old Bro. Daniel Vaniman, as he 
said we were to enter into the joys of a 
service that he had coveted, but which was 
never permitted to him. 

When we went before the Standing Com- 
mittee, it was to repeat the expressions and 
experiences of the evening before. Before 
the board it was wholly natural and un- 
premeditated; before the Standing Com- 
mittee that element of spontaneity, of the 
greatest value, was not there. But they 
considered well; much prayer had been 
offered for guidance; one suggestion, the 
last shot of a failing opposition, was to 
postpone it a year, as there was no need 
of hurry ! This failed, as the Spirit would 
have it fail, and the appointments were 
agreed upon. Five were appointed, with 
the understanding that three should be sent, 
as it might appear best when all things 
were considered, and the board was to 
determine. After a month Brother and 
Sister Vaniman withdrew, and Sister Ryan 
and the Stovers were the missionaries to sail 
to far, far-off India. Oct. 16, 1894, was the 
date of sailing. We spent a few days in 
London, and were in Bombay a month 
before Christmas. Again and again we 
felt the clear presence of the Lord leading 
us, but never by any special revelations or 
visions or dreams. We were walking ac- 
cording to the Word, and the church was 
backing us. This was the great consolation. 

Bulsar Station — Where We Began in India 


BULSAR was the first mission station 
opened by the Church of the Breth- 
en in India. Brother and Sister Stover 
and Sister Ryan were our first workers, 
sent by the Missionary and Tract Com- 
mittee. While gathering information and 
deciding on a location they stayed first at 
a Parsi hotel, then with Mr. M. H. Mody, 
a converted Parsi in Bombay. 

Bulsar appealed to them as a suitable 
place because it was not occupied; it was 
a healthful place, and the nearest mission 
station to the north was Surat, forty miles 
away; to the east, Nasik, sixty miles; to 
the south, Bombay, 125 miles, and the 

Arabian Sea is three miles west. Bro. 
Stover says in his book, "India a Problem," 
that if he had been inclined to be super- 
stitious, Bulsar would not have been chosen, 
for he one day asked a lad what was at 
Bulsar and he said, " An English cemetery, 
Saheb." This place was finally chosen and 
the party arrived here March 8, 1895. 

While looking about for a suitable loca- 
tion here, our workers lived with James 
La Personne and family, English-speaking 
people, who were a great help in the be- 
ginning of the work. Mrs. La Personne 
died five or six years later, but Mr. La 
Personne lived until February, 1921, and 


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always testified for Christ wherever he 

Two out of three of Bro. Stover's first 
workers are living: one still a mission 
worker, the other, although still a faithful 
Christian, is not an active worker, for he 
is nearly eighty years old. These helpers 
were brought from the Salvation Army. 

It was two years before any were bap- 
tized. It was then that a man who had 
been a Christian, but who had backslidden, 
applied for baptism. His two sons also were 
to be baptized. On the day appointed, in- 
stead of the three, eleven were baptized in 
the river, about a mile from the present 
compound. The first church was organized 
Feb. 11, 1899. 

In 1897 famine relief work was begun, 
but land was not bought for the 
mission until about two years later. 
During that time the fifty orphans 
brought from Nagpur, in the Central 
Provinces, in August, 1897, were 
housed in a building not far from the 
railway station. Of the fifty, there 
are five or six still living and in the 

Land was purchased a short dis- 
tance outside the Bulsar corporation, 
and when the buildings were being 
constructed the workers were dis- 
missed a few minutes before quitting 
time and a short service was held. 
Thus, many heard the story of our 
Christ for the first time. 

The famine of 1900 brought added 
responsibilities to the mission family 
and special help was granted from 
the homeland. Many orphans were 
brought from different places in 
Gujarat, and though many soon died 
(and those who passed through the 
heart-sickening scenes of those days 
ask to be spared from ever seeing 
such sights again), many lived and the 
largest number of our present workers 
are those who as boys and girls were 
brought to Anklesvar, Jalalpor or 
Bulsar at that time. When we know 
what their heritage from past gener- 
ations has been, and note the sin and 
wickedness all about them, we rejoice 
that so many of them have made 
such noble efforts to live the Christ- 

life. Pray for them, that they may con- 
tinue to grow in grace. 

As the famine grew more distant in time 
and as the mission grandchildren (those 
whose parents call the mission their father 
and mother) became of school age, the 
schools gradually changed from orphanages 
to boarding-schools. At present the per- 
centage of orphans is quite small. 

In 1904 the boys of the Jalalpor orphan- 
age were divided between the schools then 
at Anklesvar and Bulsar. In 1906 all the 
boys from Anklesvar were sent to Bulsar, 
thus having but one boys' orphanage. 

The girls' orphanage, started at Bulsar 
in 1897, was continued at Bulsar until early 
in 1919, when it was moved to Anklesvar. 

The widows' home, started at Jalalpor 

showing area occupied as a 
mission field by the 

Church o 
the Brethren. 


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by Sister Quinter, was moved to Anklesvar 
for a few years, then brought to Bulsar 
when the girls' school was moved t o 
Anklesvar. It has continued here since that 
time. The institution has not been able 
to maintain itself financially, yet we feel 
it has been a great blessing- spiritually to 
those who have been cared for in it, for 
it is very difficult for a young Indian widow 
to earn enough to keep herself and family 
and still live a good Christian life without 
the protection the home affords. Most of 
those who come into the home are young 
women with small children, for the older 
ones who have grown children prefer to 
live with them rather than come to the 

Until Drs. Cottrell came, in 1913, there 
had been no mission doctor here except 
one year that Dr. Yereman spent here. 
But from the time the work first started, 
the missionaries dispensed simple remedies, 
and this was one way of winning the confi- 
dence of the people. Drs. Cottrell found it 
very difficult to spend much time studying 
the language because of the demands by the 
sick. People seemingly did not realize how 
difficult it is to do medical work when 
an interpreter must be used. 

There are still those who feel they would 
be defiled by using the medicine that Chris- 
tian people compound, because water must 
sometimes, be used. That prejudice has 
been largely broken down, and people 
from the highest to the lowest castes come 
for medicine as well as to live in the 
hospital, and the high-caste people even 
draw water from the Christian people's 
well. The hospital is so arranged that 
families needing to remain for treatment 
can do their own cooking, thus freeing 
them from the danger of defilement, for it 
is in food and drink that the Hindu is in 
the greatest danger of being defiled. 

From the beginning, the evangelistic has 
been the most important phase of the work, 
and we find that in village work the best 
way to get a start along that line is 
through day or night-schools, even if the 
first teacher must be a non-Christian man. 
Many schools have been started that way 
and later became evangelizing centers. The 
Bulsar district has been a hard one to 
work, because of caste prejudice. 

During the winter season evangelistic 
tours have been made among the villages, 
street preaching in the bazaar has been 
done, tracts and gospels sold and evening 
meetings within easy traveling distance of 
Bulsar by bullock cart have been held. 
The lantern, by means of which pictures 
can be shown, is one great factor in getting 
the people interested in what we have to 
say. The people usually are called to- 
gether by singing. 

In order to reach the farmer class of 
people living several miles east of Bulsar, 
a boys' boarding-school was started at 
Wankal, fourteen miles southeast of here, 
in 1916. The plan worked admirably after 
the first prejudice wore off, and from fifty 
to ninety boys have been cared for there 
constantly. It was difficult for the workers 
to get water at first, as they were not 
allowed to go to the wells. When the first 
two, a teacher and one of the boys, were 
baptized, they found there were but seven 
boys left the next morning. Most of them 
came back one by one. One of the seven 
is now a Christian and is taking training in 
our new school at Anklesvar. Many others 
have become Christians, and one young 
man, who has been a Christian several 
years and whose wife was baptized last 
February, has made special effort to get 
girls into his school, for he says he wants 
other boys to have a chance to get edu- 
cated wives. 

Boys were sometimes sent in from Wan- 
kal for various things, and in that way they 
became accustomed to mingle with the 
Bulsar boys. Up to 1921 the boys had to 
take all their work at Wankal, but that 
year we succeeded in getting the boys of 
the highest standard to take their work 
at Bulsar, where they had the advantage 
of larger classes. For several years at 
Christmas time a special program was held, 
after which a treat was given to all who 
came. The village people, who now come 
there in large numbers at that time, do 
not hesitate to take the treat from the 
Christian teachers or from the boys in 
the boarding-school who have or have not 
become Christians. 

Our district evangelist, who has been 
located at Khergam, a town twelve miles 

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Sowing and Reaping at Jalalpur 


Missionary to India 

THE first station to be opened in 
India, after Bulsar, was Jalalpur or 
Navsari. The town of Jalalpur, a 
half mile from Navsari station, being in 
English territory became the center for 
mission activities in this part of India. 

February 20, 1899, D. L. and Anna M. 
Forney, with their daughter Ruth, came to 
Navsari, which was practically a virgin field 
for mission work. Here is to be found a 
mixed population of Parsis, Mohammedans, 
and Hindus, few of whom had ever heard 
the gospel message. Among them are the 
high caste, the low caste and the outcaste ; 
the wealthy and the learned, the beggar 
and the leper, the priest and the Brahmin. 
In the villages around are the farmer and 
the coolie, the shepherd and the herdman, 
the fisherman and the merchant; a large 
field, a large opportunity. Among these the 
missionaries came to live, to teach, to help. 

Then came the famine of 1899 and 1900. 
Large sections of India fell a prey to 
drouth and famine. Gujerat, where our 
mission was working, also suffered. Men, 
women and children wandered along the 
hot and dusty roads in search of work 
and food. Many fell by the wayside, never 
to rise again. Children were left neglected 
by the parents, or wandering, begged for a 
morsel of food. Some dug and ate the 
roots of trees and shrubs, or stripped the 
trees of leaves and twigs to satisfy the 
pangs of hunger. Many in their weakened 
condition fell an easy prey to disease. An 
appeal for help to the church at home 
brought a large response. Famine relief 
was afforded by the distribution jf grain 
in the most needy sections, by the mission- 
aries. As many as 203 a day came to our 
bungalow and a daily dole was given to 
each one. But when relief work was opened 
by the government we ceased giving in this 
way, and it was decided to devote our 
efforts to caring for the neglected and 
orphan children. 

In the meantime another station had been 
opened at Anklesvar by Bro. S. N. McCann 
and wife. So at Bulsar, at Jalalpur and at 

Anklesvar buildings of a temporary or 
more permanent character were erected, 
and at Jalalpur about a hundred boys were 
taken in and cared for, the girls being 
provided for at Bulsar. These boys and 
girls were now the special wards of the 
mission. They needed nursing, medical 
care, schooling and training for a liveli- 
hood, as well as spiritual help and teach- 
ing. Some w r ere too weak to survive, even 
with the best of care, and death came to 
relieve their sufferings. Some years later 
the Jalalpur boys were transferred to Bul- 
sar and Anklesvar, where they were further 
trained in carpentry and other industries 
along with their school work. From among 
them some developed into teachers and 
evangelists and became active in these lines, 
many of them marrying and establishing 
Christian homes as an example to their 
heathen neighbors. Some engaged in other 
industries, earning their living for them- 
selves and their families. 

Village Schools 

Another line of activity that early 
developed in Jalalpur district was the vil- 
lage schools. Many villages, not provided 
with schools by the government, asked that 
the mission furnish schools for their chil- 
dren. As far as possible Christian teachers 
were supplied, and religious songs and 
Bible teaching became a part of the daily 
program. Frequently the missionary would 
visit the schools, to encourage the teacher 
and do further evangelistic work among 
the village people. 

In 1904 Bro. Forney's went on furlough, 
and from that year on till 1939 Brother and 
Sister Long gave themselves unstintingly to 
the evangelization of Jalalpur's thousands. 
Many heard the Gospel, not once only but 
many times through their messages, and 
yet there came a time when some felt they 
should shake off the dust of their feet 
against Jalalpur. So in May, 1909, it was de- 
cided to close the work and that the mis- 
sionaries should go elsewhere. But while the 
missionaries left, the few Christians who had 
been gathered in remained. Some village 
schools remained. Later in the same year 


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Sister Mamie Quinter came and opened the 
Home for Widows, which continued till 
1914, when Sister Quinter was called from 
labor to reward. During this time love 
feasts were observed annually or oftener, 
and services were held on Sundays for the 
encouragement of the membership, though 
little work was being done in the surround- 
ing districts. 

Further Progress 

After Sister Quinter's home-going Bro. 
Jesse Emmert and family came from Bulsar 
to continue the work at Jalalpur station, 
laboring in the district and in the village 
schools, teaching, preaching and baptizing 
such as were willing to receive the Word. 
While the numbers were not large there 
was a gradual, steady growth, the seed was 
being sown, the life of Christ was being 
lived before the people, and friendships 
were being formed that were helpful and 
lasting. When Bro. Emmert's left for 
America in 1918 there was a membership 
of fifty in Jalalpur district. 

About this time the boarding-school 
project was being fostered by the mission, 
and it was decided to make Jalalpur the 
center for the Girls' Boarding for the 
Jalalpur-Bulsar area, looking toward the 
development of the work among the back- 
ward classes of this area. For this purpose 
the old orphanage . lines were utilized, and 
in addition a large new building was planned 
and the first section erected during 1920. 
Sister Shumaker, Sister Replogle, and Sis- 
ter Forney have each served successively 
in the management of the Girls' Boarding, 
and on her return from furlough, in 
1924, Sister Eliza B. Miller was placed in 
charge and efficiently serves at the present 
time. Sixty-two boarding-girls are now 
being provided for and more are ready to 
come as soon as quarters can be prepared 
for them. It is to be hoped that the funds 
may very soon be made available and 
room supplied, that the work, instead of 
being retarded, may continue to grow, to 
the glory of God and the saving of souls. 

Of the village schools of Jalalpur district 
the one at Bhat and the one at Machad 
have continued the longest of any and are 
still in a flourishing condition. At the latter 
place, Makanbhai and most of his family 

have become Christians, as have others 
from this and surrounding villages. The 
school is wielding a large influence in the 

At Bhat, a fisherman village by the sea, 
the mission-school has been maintained for 
more than twenty years. From this place 
the first fruits were gathered in 1921, and 
to the present time eleven have been bap- 
tized. Among this number is Poonabhai, 
one of the oldest men of the village. A 
son of this man, Lellou by name, became 
a Christian before his father did, and it was 
not long after his baptism that his faith 
was severely tested. The people of this 
and many other villages around became 
worshipers of a new devi, or goddess, 
which they said had appeared among them, 
but Lellou refused to worship, and because 
of his firm stand for the true God and 
Christ his Savior he was persecuted. A 
thousand or more people had assembled 
and were giving homage to the goddess. 
Lellou, with all their entreaties and threats 
and bufferings, still refused, and finally by 
main force was made to bow, but his heart 
did not bow. 

Seeing the faith and fortitude of the son, 
the father, Poonabhai, was much moved. 
Some time later he had a dream or vision 
of a man coming to his door and knocking 
to be admitted. He arose and asked who 
was .there, but received no reply. A second 
and a third time the same was repeated, 
and he became much concerned as to what 
it all might mean. He went to the Chris- 
tian teacher to relate his vision. Then the 
teacher told him it was Jesus who was 
knocking and asking for admission, and he 
had no rest till he came and was baptized. 
And there is no happier man among all 
those fisher folk today than our Bro. 
Poonabhai. Later on two other of his sons 
came and were baptized. So, little by little, 
the harvest is being gathered in Bhat, and 

In the Jalalpur area is a population of 
more than 250,000 people to be evangelized; 
more than any other of our mission stations 
is responsible for. And while the work 
had met with opposition and even dis- 
couragement along the way, in the midst 
of it all the Lord's hand has given victory. 

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Anklesvar, a Church of Eight Hundred 


Missionary to India 

ANKLESVAR Mission Station is not 
an accident. The factors involved 
in the final selection of this particular 
place for establishing a mission station to 
represent the Church of the Brethren were 

1. "There was a large adjacent territory 
unoccupied and unworked by any Christian 
mission, including Anklesvar Taluka (coun- 
ty), of 100,000 population, and all of Raj- 
pipla State, containing six talukas and over 
100,000 people." 

2. There was a pressing immediate need 
and opportunity to serve this great territory 
and population because of the condition 
brought on by the famine of 1897. 

3. A burning desire on the part of the 
representatives of the Church of the Breth- 
ren and the servants of the Lord to min- 
ister unto this needy multitude. One mis- 
sionary who was on the field at that time 
says, "... and future developments 
prove that locating at Anklesvar was not 
a mistake." 

The first problem facing Bro. S. N. 
McCann, who came to start the work at 
Anklesvar, was to find a place to live. This 
was no easy matter, because Hindus, Mo- 
hammedans, and Parsees may be very 
friendly to foreigners when first approached, 
but to rent or sell property to a foreign 
missionary is " a horse of another color." 
They will put every obstruction in the way, 
even to this day. So in that early day, 
when the prejudices were deeply set and 
suspicions were unlimited, the renting or 
purchasing of a house was a problem of 
no small dimension. 

But in just such times as this God can 
point a way out to those who trust him. In 
this case he showed the way to a certain 
Mohammedan, who for some unknown 
reason (to us), and in spite of his neigh- 
bors' objections, rented his house. At best 
a rented house is only temporary, and for 
permanent mission work it is altogether 
unsatisfactory. Knowing this, the Lord's 
servant began seeking for land for building 
a mission station, the next step in the 

program. This time it was a Parsee cotton 
merchant to whom the Lord directed him, 
and the Lord used this man in helping our 
brother to secure the first piece of land 
owned by the mission at Anklesvar. It is 
pointed out that the Lord must have pre- 
pared the minds of these two men, and as 
proof here is the statement of the Moham- 
medan during a later period of his life : " I 
used to help the missionaries, but I'll do it no 
more." Nor is the Parsee cotton merchant 
any more enthusiastic, for he considers it 
a grave mistake to educate a Bhil or any 
individual of the backward classes. God 
works in unseen ways. 

So Brother and Sister McCann moved to 
Anklesvar in 1899. During those days of 
purchasing land, Bro. McCann was busy 
among the village people, for the historic 
famine of 1897 was closely followed by that 
of 1900. Quoting from " India a Problem," 
by W. B. Stover, we find these words : 
" From time immemorial famines have been 
more or less frequent in India. . . . The 
famine of '97 caused the death of some 
6,300.000 souls. The famine of '97, in the 
memory of all, was followed closely by that 
of 1900, which was the most severe in the 
century. In these times of crisis the gov- 
ernment does everything in its power to 
save life, and spends millions upon millions 
of dollars in relief. . . . It is at these 
trying times that missionaries with char- 
acteristic whole-heartedness, enter into the 
work of saving the lives of old and young, 
of men and of women." 

This work of love was carried on among 
many of the villages, and not only that, but 
many homeless, parentless and starving 
children were brought to Anklesvar, where 
they were kept in an orphanage, while their 
physical as well as mental and spiritual 
needs were met. 

This very remarkable work of love by 
the faithful missionaries and their helpers 
is still remembered by this area, especially 
in Rajpipla State, and because of this work 
of mercy during those terrible days of 
suffering, missionaries and Christian work- 


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ers had and still have access to the people 
with the message. And no one, save those 
faithful ones who have passed through such 
an experience, can understand the heart- 
burning scenes which they had to face. 

During this famine period, and for a few 
years after, this work continued, and many 
boys were brought into the orphanage. 
This institution was continued until 1906, 
when it was moved to Bulsar. During its 
history at Anklesvar there were as high 
as 300 boys there at one time. Also during 
this time there broke out an epidemic of 
plague, when many boys were stricken and 
died. Nor would this epoch be complete 
without mentioning the unselfish service of 
Bro. McCann, assisted by Bro. D. J. Lichty, 
who was ever working among the sick boys, 
ministering unto their needs night and day, 
exposing himself to the disease, that they 
might live or might have some comfort 
during their last hours.. 

For a general view of the district work 
at that time the report of Bro. McCann's 
labors in 1904 is inspiring. (" Thirty-three 
Years of Missions of the Church of the 
Brethren " pp. 156-7.) At Ahmode, near 
Rajpardi (Rajpipla State), "on Jan. 3, twen- 
ty-seven Bhils were baptized. On Jan. 11 
we began meetings at Umalla, preaching 
from three to five times a day. We closed 
on the 16th, fifty-seven being baptized and 
eighty-four enjoying their first love feast. 
. . . Thus the record runs, for, during 
the year at this station alone, including the 
outstations, there were 241 baptisms." 

Up until 1905 the district work from 
Anklesvar was directed largely in Rajpipla 
State because of the open doors in that 
area, except some preaching and singing 
which were done in Anklesvar town and 
near-by villages, as the missionaries and 
Indian workers could reach these places 
on Sunday evenings. After this time, with 
the establishing of a regular mission station 
in Rajpipla State at Vali, and missionaries 
were placed there, the Anklesvar workers 
began to push the work in the villages of 
the immediate surrounding territory. 

At this time the Anklesvar native workers 
consisted of one worker, who went into 
the village to preach, and one bookseller 
and two night-school teachers. By in- 

creasing the force of Indian workers and 
the pushing of the work in this area we 
find that in the next few years the seed 
began to bear fruit with total baptisms of 
forty-nine in 1909. This was the beginning 
of a great ingathering of souls from the 
territory now included in Anklesvar (mis- 
sion) district. 

But this beginning was not brought about 
without tremendous effort and serious diffi- 
culties. The benevolent neighbors — viz.,. 
Hindus, Mohammedans and Parsees — were 
perfectly happy to have missionaries as; 
neighbors (after the first smoke had blown 
away), but when their neighbors or those 
held in serfdom (Bhils) began to accept 
the faith and declare allegiance to the Lord 
Jesus Christ the battle began anew. One 
who accepted and believed was a high-caste 
Hindu, a clerk in the county court. He 
was continually in danger of his own life 
at the hands of his fellow Hindus and his. 
own relatives, but he remained faithful 
until the end. Others of the poorer classes 
were constantly harassed by their masters, 
who had these people in their clutches. 
They beat them, had them imprisoned on 
false charges, and did everything in their 
power to make the new converts denounce 
Christianity, their new faith, but all to no 
avail. Who are men, that they might 
quench the working of the Spirit of God? 
The number grew until the high-water 
mark year of 1911 when 180 souls were 
taken into the fold of the Lord Jesus and 
the church membership had reached a total 
of 429 in 1912. 

Increased numbers of converts bring 
difficulties as well as blessings and great 
joy. To feed and care for the ever-grow- 
ing flock from the indigenous population 
means that there must be caretakers, and 
such cannot be provided in a day. But that 
work had been going on for a number of 

The orphanages were bearing fruit. Those 
who had been taken from the jaws of 
death, and nourished with physical, mental, 
and spiritual food, had by now reached 
the age of young manhood. Some had 
been associated in the work for a few years. 
From among these the shepherds were 
chosen and the work continued. It takes 


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not only a great faith, but a great vision 
to do the work of the Lord. God always 
provides means and ways for his work if 
his servants will watch and pray and labor. 
Since those days until the present time 
there has been a smaller growth in num- 
bers, but nevertheless a gradual and healthy 
growth. It has been filled with grave 
difficulties; unfaithful workers, severe per- 
secutions, the matter of securing suitable 
and faithful teachers. While perhaps less 
prominent in the church than in the politi- 
cal movements of the country, the great 
movement toward self-determination has 
been evident. It is not an unhealthy con- 
dition, but it needs delicate handling. 

Nor would we minimize the great un- 
evangelized field, the almost incompre- 
hensible multitude still waiting in darkness. 
But, brethren, what are all these obstacles 
in the presence of the Lord Almighty? 

At the present time at Anklesvar we have 
this ever-growing church. Then there is 
the Girl's Boarding-School, which in a way 
serves the entire mission. This school was 
moved from Bulsar to Anklesvar in 1919. 
Then there is the Vocational Training 
School for boys and men, which has been 
in operation since June, 1924. These in- 
stitutions, while giving many problems, are 
in themselves instruments that tend to help 
solve the major problems. 


March, 1902, to August, 1916 

Missionary to India Since 1900 

IN 1901, Bulsar, Jalalpor and Anklesvar 
were the three mission stations of the 
Church of the Brethren. Shall the 
fourth be Nandod or Dahanu? The Lord 
led to Dahanu. Difficulties! The first 
worker rented a house. The people made 
it hard for the owner. The worker left. 
No water, no house; nothing but the Lord! 
That was sufficient ! The worker slept in 
the railway station several nights, boarding 
at a friendly Mohammedan tea merchant's 
house. Later he lived there. 

Day by day he went to the near-by 
villages, getting acquainted and making 
friends for the mission. A wealthy mer- 
chant, against the will of his friends, let 
the mission use a four-room house and a 
smaller one of two rooms. A friendly 
farmer patil at once came to help the 
mission. He walked many miles with the 
workers to new villages. His services were 
free. Praise the Lord for his help! 

Schools were opened and soon closed. 
Others were opened and closed. People 
wanted medicine. A little dispensary was 
opened. Sickness and death reigned every- 
where. People wanted good medicine. 
Many were relieved, many cured, many 
learned of Christ. 

Then came a pushing, energetic doctor, 
whose fame at once spread far and wide. 
Having done a great work in a few years, 

he left almost as suddenly as he had come, 
making many hearts sad. 

Then a little bungalow was built east of 
the railway three miles. That was an 
idol's place. The little stone god was put 
into the foundation. The worshipers, look- 
ing on, said, "Such desecration will bring 
sorrow." To their minds it proved true, 
when, in less than five months, the two 
happy American children who played so 
freely about the idol's grave left the earth. 
Sorrow — bitter prolonged sorrow! Was 
the Lord leading? Whitherto? Did he 
help? Or did the little stone god prove 
the stronger? Dark days! Faith was 

Brighter days came. The medical work, 
closed for a time, was reopened twenty 
feet from the little god's grave. It grew 
and grew. Sometimes, it seemed, there was 
no time for anything but medical work. 
The summit was reached at Karadoho in 
1915, when 13,189 cases were treated. Of 
these over two-fifths were women and 
girls. Ebenezer! 

Schools were in demand. There were 
thirteen day-schools and seven night- 
schools, with a total of 638 children en- 
rolled. Forty-four of these were girls. 
Who was leading? "Hitherto hath the 
Lord helped us." 

Thirty yards from the little god's grave 


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a little school was opened. Children of 
this god's former worshipers attended. At 
Sunday-school they learned of Jesus. Six 
steps from the idol's grave a little dis- 
pensary was built, where the god's former 
worshipers came for medicine. The out- 
look for the medical work is most hopeful. 
A lady doctor was needed. Hopes have 
been met in answered prayers. Did the 
Lord lead? 

In 1915, 1,730 Bibles and Bible portions 
were sold or given away. The entrance 
of His Word gave light to some hearts, 
leading them to repentance. Up to August, 
1916, thirty-nine had been baptized. 

Blessings all along the rugged way! It 
has been " hitherto." It must be " thither- 
to." Ebenezer, the mission stone of help, 
must not remain long at one place. 
" Hitherto " is not enough. " Thitherto." 
May the Lord lead until hopes be met, 
prayers answered, and " Ebenezer " be the 
song of thousands in Dahanu Taluka, who 
have been helped at the dispensary, in 
school, by the preaching of the Word, or 
by the reading of the Gospel. Ebenezer 
for the people and not the little stone god. 
Praise his name ! 

Dahanu — Later Years 

Hitherto! Now, whitherto? Back in 
time to May, 1916. Back from Karadoho, 
three miles to the railway station. More 
land was needed. Providence led to a 
desirable site. Here a line for missionary 
quarters was built. This line was later to 
be used for native quarters. A bungalow 
was built. The Lord led a faithful brother 
and sister in America to give money to 
erect a dispensary building. It is a good 

A Miss Sahib and a Bible woman went 
on a tour, preaching the Word and en- 
couraging the village teachers. Later a 
sahib and helpers also went touring. Re- 
sult: A feeling of friendship and confidence 
has been created, which is increasing. 

Hitherto! Toil and struggles! Sowing, 
much sowing! Years of it! No fruitage, 
and little sign of it ! Discouragement ! A 
hard place to work. His promise is, " My 
word shall not return unto me void." 

Hitherto ! Now, after many years, some 
are coming forward with a keen desire to 
follow Christ as their Savior. A young 

man, a dispensary helper, an eager seeker 
after the truth, was once a boy in the 
Karadoho mission school. Then he first 
heard of Jesus in the Sunday-school; now 
he eagerly reads the Word and tells the 
message to the in-patients. 

In 1919 partial famine prevailed. This 
brought boys and girls into the boarding- 
schools, as well as more children into the 
village schools. Some grain was given to 
relieve the distress. Some advanced pupils 
were used as assistant teachers, while they 
continued to study. Later some were used 
as teachers. 

In 1923 the Boys' Boarding-School was 
moved to Palghar. Some of the former 
assistant teachers are there continuing their 
studies. They have also led some of their 
former pupils and friends to go. About 
sixty boys from the village schools near 
Dahanu have entered the boarding-school. 
The boys and girls are our greatest hope. 
Christian environment and Christian teach- 
ing will at no distant day, it is hoped, 
lead many of these to be out-and-out lead- 
ers to their own people, to their own com- 
munities in all Christian work and life. The 
Lord has led all the way. Ebenezer ! 

There is hard soil. There has been sow- 
ing and watering. There are encouraging 
signs. Join in the thanksgiving and praise! 
There is much to do. Join in prayer and 
intercession, that the Holy Spirit may lead 
these people to know the Lord fully and 
to work for him heartily. The educational, 
the medical, and the evangelistic agencies 
all need to be kept up. God is able, God 
is willing, God is waiting to do wonders 
for Dahanu. Are his servants ready to 
believe him? Eph. 3: 20, 21. 

Hitherto! Ebenezer! 


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In the five-year forward movement in 
evangelism, covering the years from 1920 
to 1925, instead of a twofold increase there 
has been a fourfold increase in church 
membership, which is nearing the 200 mark. 
Yet much remains to be done. The Girls' 
Boarding is full to capacity and needs 
enlargement. With the prayers and help 
of the faithful a still greater work may 
yet be accomplished. 


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William M. Beahm 
Early in July, 1925, there had been a short 
drought, which threatened to parch out the grow- 
ing crops. Some of the Buras resorted to their 
old custom of marching around Garkida as their 
prayer for rain. One need only recall Old Testa- 
ment records to note that this has proved an 
effective method of prayer. Others of the Buras 
came to church with an added touch of en- 
thusiasm and concern. The houseboys took to pray- 
er as they have learned to do. On the evening of 
July 12 a thoroughgoing rain came down and the 
crops ceased to parch. As soon as the rain began 
to fall a group of houseboys knelt in one corner 
of the veranda and held a thanksgiving prayer 
service. The rest of us had taken the rain as 
a matter of course and felt rather chagrined, but 
glad to be thus led into thanksgiving. 

The whole wet season has not been so severe as 
last year. The program of preaching in sur- 
rounding villages has scarcely been interfered with. 
The evangelistic committee has been instrumental 
in starting a promising class of men. A half dozen 
young married men of Garkida have shown enough 
interest in the Christian message to come twice and 
on Sunday to receive instruction. The instruction 
is for the most part biblical. A part of the time 
on the week days is spent on rudiments of read- 
ing. Most of the men now know the alphabet and 
are also beginning to realize just what it means 

to be a Christian. 


Early in August school began. Since that time 
the attendance has averaged about fifty. Most 
of these are boys. But, however few, there have 
been some girls in school all the while. It is 
more difficult to get the girls interested than 
the boys. Some of the boys come from near-by 
villages as day students. Others are the house- 
boys. And there is also a substantial group of 
boarding-boys from further villages. The whole 
process is so new both to the children and the 
teachers that it is gratifying to see the school and 
the business spirit which prevails in the school. 
They are indeed learning. The time seems 
nearer when a group of native preachers will 
arise in our very midst and herald the new day. 

After considerable revision and study the Gospel 
of Mark has been put into the hands of the printers 
and it is hoped the printed copies will be available 
in the school by Christmas. Work is progressing 
on a second reader also. Our books are the only 
Bura literature extant. »j 

The hospital work has a half dozen more opera- 
tions to its credit. Two young native men have 
been working in the hospital and are beginning the 
long but promising trail of being first-class medical 
help. The charging of nominal fees has not in- 
creased the number of patients, but it will be worth 
a great deal in the attitude of the people and 
their appreciation of medical service. The health of 
the missionaries has been a constant cause for 
thanksgiving. »j 

Ours is an enterprise of hope. 


Shou Yang 

Pauline Smith and Lowell Heisey are taking 
their first year of work in the Calvert Corre- 
spondence School under the direction of their 
mothers. The children benefit much by the in- 
dividual attention of their teachers, yet they lose 
much of the interest through competition in the 
larger classes. Wilbur Heisey follows along with 
what little kindergarten his mother has time to 
give him. »g 

Current rumors of renewed civil wars have reached 
Shou Yang. This revives the lagging interest in 
outside people for reading the daily papers which 
come to the mission compound, and incidentally 
gives us new contacts. The money market is 
fluctuating, much to the disadvantage of the poorer 
classes. Foodstuffs advanced in price again this 
fall. This was influenced not a little by the quarter- 
ing of five hundred soldiers in the east suburb of the 
city, which also adds very much to the economic 
and moral problem of the community. 

The dispensary and operating room of the hos- 
pital is in such a dilapidated condition that the 
Chinese staff have put on a program to solicit 
funds locally for its repair. They also hope to 
get funds enough to build a large ward in the 
women's side of the hospital. This is the first 
effort of its kind, on such a large scale, at Shou 
Yang, and we are much interested in its results. 
The general plan is first to secure all the funds 
possible locally, and if these are not sufficient to 
complete the work, they will come to the church in 
America for a grant to finish it. It is a splendid 
move towards an indigenous hospital. Dr. Hsing 
has decided to sacrifice an opportunity for a 
scholarship in the Peking Medical School because 
of the present need of his services in the hospital. 


Ping Ting 

The first of October found the foreign compounds 
at Ping Ting quite calm after the exodus to Liao 
to attend the yearly Conference. Our auto drivers 
are to be commended for their untiring services 
and our safety over these mountain roads, through 
river beds, across and around washouts caused by 
the summer freshets. But the beautiful scenery 
helped us to forget the times we had to climb 
out over door and baggage to push the car. Still, 
we would all rather push the Ford, for a five to 
ten-hour trip— time depending on the roads — than 
ride a donkey for three days. 

The work at the hospital was cared for in our 
absence by Dr. Tien, a capable Chinese M. D. from 
Taiku, our neighboring hospital, and our own 
Chinese nurses. «g 

Dr. Wampler has just returned from a two weeks' 
absence. He was at the coast on business and 
did some lecturing on public health in Peking and 
Paotingfu. Railroad service is on the decline again 
because of the war conditions, which have taken 
on new activities. *g 

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Day for the Christian church in China this year. 
The Ping Ting church observed it by having special 
music and speeches prepared for the occasion. All 
through the program, at various intervals, as the 
late comers arrived, money, fruit, grain, pumpkins 
and other vegetables were brought forward and 
placed on a long table in front of the stand. While 
the minister preached the audience acted. In all 
some $20 was collected. 

Miss Dunning is out in the villages working with 
the women. Most of her time will be spent with 
the two tents. Two Chinese Bible women work 
with the men in each tent. A foreigner is needed 
with them to encourage as well as work with 
them. The last half of the month Miss Ullom 
accompanied them, helping as well as making a 
study of this part of the work. 

Some forty women are attending the Women's 
Bible School and doing good work. Over fifty 
women and children fill every room. All the children 
play in one yard and the mothers make all their 
food in two kitchens. Still, peace and good will 
prevail. Only an occasional ripple breaks the 
peace of the court, showing that they are human. 
Time was when they quarreled so that we despaired 
of continuing the school. The Gospel of love has 
wonderful power. They now have self-government 
without even a matron to oversee them. 

A black cat has made his appearance at the 
homes of the foreigners, announcing a party at the 
Vaniman home. He says the menu is to consist 
of " Black Cat Pie, Witches' Red Blood, and Hard 
Tack." Time, Oct. 31. How much do you think the 
young Americans, born and raised in a foreign 
country, know about the time-old customs of the 
homeland? But they enjoy a frolic as well as we 
did in those days " back there." 

Dr. Wampler has just returned from a visit to 
the Mission Middle Schools of Peking, Tientsin, 
Paotingfu, and Tungchow. The purpose of the trip 
was to interest the teachers and doctors in better 
health conditions for the students. A lecture on 
immunity was given to each school, and health 
movies were shown to most of the schools at 
night. A rough survey was made of the school 
premises. Interest in the lectures was good, and 
there is an increasing interest, among the mis- 
sionaries and teachers, in the health of the students. 
There is more attention given to teaching health 
subjects and more care is directed to screening, 
waste disposal, and seeing that the students prac- 
tice health habits. Jt 

Liao Chow 

The sound of school bells is in our ears and 
the voices of happy boys and girls bring to our 
mind that school has begun in earnest. Due to 
the Boys' School building not being completed 
the boys are having their school work in the 

church basement. 



Bro. Oberholtzer has just returned from a few days 
out in the country, where he was assisting the 
evangelists in the tent work, and looking after 
the work in general. g 

The three women who graduated from the 
Women's Bible School last spring are planning 
very soon to go out on a two months' evangelistic 
tour under the supervision of Miss Hutchison. 


Miss Kreps reports plenty to do at the hospital. 
We are hoping very soon to have Mrs. Jung, 
formerly nurse in the hospital, to spend half her 
time in evangelistic work among the women patients. 

Pastor Li, who was to return the first of October 
as hospital evangelist, writes he will be detained 

another month. 


At present Sister Shock is out in the country 
looking after starting a school for girls, which 
she hopes to continue in connection with the vil- 
lage evangelistic work. 

And last, but not least, was our inspiring Annual 
Conference that was held at Liao this year. Our 
meeting was postponed one day, due to a break 
in the Liao car, that was discovered just at the 
last minute, hence folks were delayed a bit, since 
one car had to make both of the trips. It surely 
was a joy to have so many of our mission family 
with us, even though it was for one short week. 


Our meeting, as three years ago, was held in 
the hospital chapel, which seemed to be a fitting 
place. The spirit of the meeting was fine, and 
as business was limited in amount, the devotional 
side predominated over former years. Much time 
was spent on our relation to the Chinese, and in- 
deed there was much food for thought given. 

Among the items of interest was the decision 
to have our next Annual Conference to follow im- 
mediately after the Chinese Conference, which will 
be some time next July. 

Tai Yuan 

On the last Sunday of the month eleven were bap- 
tized. We feel that these men are very earnest 
in their purpose to follow Christ, and we ask for 
the prayers of those in America for their Chinese 
brethren. The service was followed by a fellow- 
ship tea for those who were baptized. 

It seems that October is the month of Chinese 
holidays. We would see that the students were 
not attending school, and be told that it was a 
holiday. The Chinese student has many more 
holidays than the American pupil has. 

We have started a boys' department to our work. 
This city is a city of schools, and there are many 
students in the city. We have secured Mr. Chang, 
a recent graduate of one of the schools of the 
city, to head up our boys' work. He is a young 
man of very pleasing personality and knows the 
students of the city and their problems. We hope 
this will be a very helpful part of our work. 

During the first of the month all the foreign 

members of our Tai Yuan staff were at Liao Chow 

attending the meeting, which corresponds to the 

Annual Meeting in America. They report a very 

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The editor invites helpful contributions for this department 
of the Visitor 


A Program of Mission Study for January, February and March 

Young People's Sunday Evening Meetings 

In the December Visitor full announce- 
ment was made about the mission study- 
work to begin with the first Sunday of 
January. The text suggested for use is 
" China's Real Revolution," by Paul Hutch- 
inson ; cloth, 75c; paper, 50c. Suggestions 
to leaders teaching this book, 15c. 

In connection with this study, five kinds 
of supplementary work were suggested; 
viz., poster making, definite prayer for 
China, giving for mission work among the 
Chinese young people, and a public pro- 
gram about China. See the December 
Visitor for fuller details. 

Mrs. Frank Crumpacker, who is a pioneer 
missionary to China, is now in America on 
furlough, living at 121 Hamilton Ave., 
Elgin, 111. The editor of the Visitor is sure 
she will help any of the young people in 
their China program if they will write to 
her. She has prepared a review of a num- 
ber of China plays that are suitable. 


A Daughter of China. A splendid pag- 
eant by E. M. Wampler, formerly of our 
mission in China. This play portrays the 
conditions where our mission work is done 
in China. The directions for costume and 
staging are very complete and can be easily 
carried out. Time required, about an hour. 
There are twelve characters, including men, 
women and children. Beside these there 
should be a chorus. This pageant would 
make an instructive program in any church. 
Price, 20 cents. 

Our Early Church. By. Mary Stoner 
Wine. Not a Chinese play. This play 
shows the solemnity and sincerity of those 
who founded our beloved church. Ten 
characters are necessary, others may be 
added. An evening spent in enjoying this 
play would be helpful to any who treasure 

the early traditions of our church. Price, 
20 cents. 

Chee Moo's Choice. A very interesting 
play, that will make one think about his 
life work, use of money and talent. The 
characters are four college girls and one 
Chinese girl who came to the United States 
for college training. Equipment for the 
play is very simple. The time required is 
less than a half hour. Price, 20 cents. 

Slave Girl and School Girl. The setting 
of this story is in China. The story shows 
the worth of mission work and the great 
value of Christian love. The characters are 
three young men and four young women. 
Six Chinese costumes would be necessary; 
also some other simple equipment. Time 
required, about one-half hour. Price, 15 

The Message of the Christ Child. A 
beautiful story, showing Chinese super- 
stitution and ignorance and the need of 
the Christ Child. Characters required, two, 
who may be either men or women; 
one young lady; four young girls; several 
Chinese children — three girls, two boys and 
other children ; one or several voices to 
sing, "Tell Me the Old, Old Story." Time 
required, about 35 minutes. Price, 25 cents. 

An Afternoon in a Chinese Hospital. This 
is very illuminating as to the happenings 
in a mission hospital. The author is per- 
sonally known by many of our own work- 
ers, and her beautiful Christian faith, her 
efficiency in medical work, and her great 
poise of character make her an inspiration 
to all who know her. Characters required 
are seven women, six girls, 5 to 14 years 
of age, and one adult, either man or woman. 
The costume and articles used are quite 
simple. The time required is a little more 
than a half hour. Price, 5 cents. 

The Honorable Mrs. Ling's Conversion. 
This play portrays Chinese home life very 


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vividly, and the work of the missionary 
in winning a home for Christ. The cos- 
tumes and equipment are quite elaborate, 
but are well described in the booklet. 
There are fourteen characters, men, women, 
boys and girls. Time required, about one 
hour. Price, 35 cents. 

A Wheelbarrow of Life. This play shows 
some of the industrial problems of China 
and the need of Christian influence. This 
play can be adapted either for intermediates 
or young people. The costumes and 
properties required, etc., are well described 
in the booklet. There are eleven characters. 
Time, about twenty-five minutes. Price, 15 

The Betrothal of Mai Tsung. A delight- 
ful Chinese love story, of two young people 
who object to being betrothed according 
to the old Chinese methods. They come to 
the United States as students and the story 
has a happy ending. There are fifteen 
characters. The equipment is rather easy 
to obtain. Time required, about an hour. 
Price, 25 cents. 

A Stitch in Time. A splendid story. 
There are six scenes in the play and twenty 
characters. The costumes are well de- 
scribed in the booklet. About an hour of 
time is required. Price, 20 cents. 

A. N. C. 


In connection with the January to March 
China Mission Study the young people are 
asked to pray for China. The Chinese 
pastor of the Ping Ting church in China, 
and Emma Horning, who has been in 
China since our mission was started, have 
prepared the following prayer list for use 
on the respective Sundays: 


Jan. 3. Pray for China as a Nation. 

She still has no stable government. Wars 
and rumors of wars destroy constructive 
work. War lords rule the land, each striv- 
ing for the supremacy to satisfy his own 
ambitions. No one is strong enough to 
keep the peace; hence, riots, strikes, robber 
bands, and capture for ransom are common. 

Pray that she may have a strong central 
government and thus command the con- 

fidence and respect of other nations. The 
world will then be willing to treat her as 
an equal and grant her requests for the 
revision of unequal treaties, the abolish- 
ment of exterritoriality, etc. 

She is now looking to science, arms, and 
intellectual education for her salvation. At 
this crisis pray most earnestly that Chris- 
tianity may be presented with such wonder- 
ful wisdom, power and beauty that justice, 
righteousness and brotherhood will be 
accepted as the only true means of salva- 
tion for the nation as well as the individual. 
Jan. 10. Pray for the Soldiers of China. 

China has by far the largest standing 
army in the world, which consumes millions 
of dollars and produces little but trouble, 
making prices of food and other necessities 
from five to six times as high as when we 
first came to China. The soldiers are 
poorly paid and poorly disciplined, and 
army life necessarily tends to lower their 
moral standards. 

Thank God for one exception. The Chris- 
tian general, Feng Yu Hsuang, is doing 
constructive work and leading thousands of 
his men to Christ. Our own Governor Yien 
is doing some constructive work, but little 
religious work is being done among his 
men. We have attempted some, and a few 
have entered the church, but gambling and 
other temptations are so strong that it is 
very difficult to live the Christian life in 
such surroundings. 
Jan. 17. Pray for the Following Reforms: 

Opium is again ruling the nation. Gov- 
ernors and generals are encouraging and 
protecting its cultivation because of the 
immense profits to fill their pockets and 
feed their soldiers. The rich land needed 
to keep China's millions from starving is 
thus used to bring poverty, misery and 
death. Thank God, our governor is firm 
against it, but is having a hard struggle to 
keep it out of the province. 

Gambling is on the increase. It is for- 
bidden by law, but is practiced in secret 
everywhere. The leaders and wealthy are 
protected by their power and money. The 
poor are arrested, fined and sent to prison. 

Footbinding is forbidden by law. In and 
near the cities they are not allowed to bind 
the children's feet, for they are closely 


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watched, but the millions in the villages are 
still practicing the cruel custom. 

Sabbath keeping is very difficult to put 
in practice here. Many Christians, even, 
say they are too busy to come to church 
services. Merchants think they cannot 
close their shops on Sunday, and the 
farmers fear they will neglect their crops. 

Jan. 24. Pray for the Government Schools. 

Atheism, socialism, and anarchy are 
prominent in the government schools. 
Russia has her secret agents working every- 
where, but the students are affected most. 
Disorder and strikes are common in the 
schools. The time-honored teacher, legis- 
lator, or governor no longer receives their 
homage and respect. They want justice, 
but their premature ideas are doing much 
harm to themselves and the nation. Also 
Christianity and God no longer command 
their respect. In fact, they are throwing 
all religion to the four winds. This sum- 
mer, at Tai Yuen Fu, they attacked the 
governor's residence and smashed the win- 
dows of the new English church. Just 
now the village Christians in one part of 
our district are being severely persecuted, 
the trouble being stirred up by a student 
just home from the university. Only the 
power of God can control the mistaken zeal 
of these students and give them true knowl- 
edge and judgment. 

Jan. 31. Pray for Our Students. 

The students that we have been training 
for over ten years are now graduating from 
high school and college. To them we have 
been looking for leaders in all our work, 
but some of them are sadly disappointing 
us. Money and position have more attrac- 
tions for them than love of God and their 
people. Many have always been poor, and 
money is a powerful temptation. Others 
are influenced by the radical socialistic 
movements, and cause trouble. Numerous 
schools in China have not been able to open 
their work this fall because of student 

Pray that the teachers may see the great 
spiritual needs of their people and give the 
students such a wonderful vision that they 
will forget self, money, and position in love 
and sacrifice for the church, for souls and 

for the nation, when there is such an 
appalling need everywhere. 

Pray for volunteers for the ministry. 
Very few students are entering the minis- 
try, and there is a great dearth of SPIRIT- 
UAL leaders all over China. 

Feb. 7. Pray for Our Medical Work. 

Over three thousand patients pass through 
our three hospitals each year. Medical skill 
and loving care save hundreds from pre- 
mature death. Hundreds are cured of 
loathsome diseases and sent home to tell 
the good news to others. All have the 
Gospel preached to them. This loving 
ministry has opened thousands of homes in 
cities and villages. 

Pray that the nurses and doctors may be 
a blessing to their souls as well as their 
bodies. It is difficult to keep a Chinese 
doctor in the hospitals, because of his love 
of money. They are getting from two to 
three times as much as the college and 
seminary-trained men, and still demand 
more, and if they don't get it they leave. 
Three have left us, one after another, this 
year, for this reason. One of them was 
one of our schoolboys, whom we had 
trained for a dentist at considerable ex- 
pense. Pray that these men will work for 
the love of Christ and humanity and not 
just for money. 
Feb. 14. Pray for Our Churches. 

The church is in a transitional period at 
this time. Formerly it was chiefly a mis- 
sion. Now there are some eight hundred 
members forming some fifteen churches 
scattered throughout the district. Until 
very recently all the members outside of 
the four main stations were in the care 
of out-station evangelists. This year most 
of them have formed into independent 
churches, governed by local committees 
selected by themselves. The evangelists 
have gone to work with the gospel tents. 
Many of these churches are very small and 
weak, and they will remain so if they are 
always nursed with outside money and care. 

Pray that the members of each church 
may develop zeal enough to make a grow- 
ing congregation, a center that will reach 
the thousands about them. Delegates are 
selected from the churches. These meet 
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of the church, which used to be in the 
hands of the mission. It is all new and 
difficult for them. Pray that they may do 
it all to the honor of God and the develop- 
ment of his kingdom in China. 

Feb. 21. Pray for the Tent Work. 

Eighty-nine per cent of the people of 
China live in villages, and are easier to 
reach and teach than those in the cities. 
Until recently most of the mission energy 
and money has been spent on institutional 
work in the cities. The masses have been 
neglected. To make up for this' neglect, 
country evangelism is being pushed all over 
China. We now have three gospel tents in 
this work, two at Ping Ting and one at Liao. 
Mr. Sollenberger, Mr. Yin, and Miss Dun- 
ning have charge of the work at Ping Ting, 
and Mr. Oberholtzer and Miss Senger at 
Liao. Two Chinese women and four or five 
Chinese men work in each tent and the 
surrounding villages where the tent stops. 
They stay from ten days to two weeks at 
each center, preaching to the crowds, en- 
rolling inquirers and teaching the Christians. 

Pray that these workers may have 
strength and zeal to reach these thousands 
of rural people, the backbone of China, and 
that churches may spring up in all these 
centers where the tent is working. 

Feb. 28. Pray for Christian Homes. 

We have four times as many men in 
the church as women. It is difficult for 
the men to be good Christians if their 
wives are indifferent or oppose them, and 
the church work is not permanent if the 
women and children are not won. Why 
this difference? Men are free to go where 
they like, and many can read, while the 
women seldom leave their courtyards, and 
very few can read. How are they to learn 
about Christianity or anything else? They 
are scattered in a multitude of villages and 
we "can never get workers enough to reach 
them; and when they become Christians 
they still need constant training. Their 
husbands seem to be the only ones to do 
this training, and most of them do not 
know how, or do not feel the responsibility. 

Pray that every Christian man may try 
to win his whole family to Christ, and thus 
increase the church's influence manyfold. 

March 7. Pray for the Children. 

More than three-fourths of the children 
here die before they are a year old. Un- 
trained mothers and midwives, lack of 
proper food and sanitation are the causes. 
We have had on a campaign for several 
years, teaching them how to save the baby. 
Pray that they may heed the teaching, and 
that many homes may be blessed. 

China cannot afford teachers or schools 
enough for her millions, hence the majority 
of the children never read and write. Some 
five million are in school, but what are 
these compared with the four hundred 
millions of her population. Seven hundred 
and seventy are being taught in our schools. 

Pray that these many neglected children 
may soon receive proper training and help 
China to be a blessing to the world. 

March 14. Pray for the Fifty China Mis- 
sionaries (See names in the Missionary 
Visitor) — 

That they may have wisdom to direct 
the growing church, to cooperate sym- 
pathetically with the Chinese leaders, to 
inspire the members to support and manage 
the new churches themselves. 

That those still studying the language 
may have determination and strength to 
keep at it till they have mastered it. The 
many calls to work often make good the 
enemy of the best, and the language work 
is thus neglected. Even with the best 
preparation it is very difficult to move 
hearts in a foreign language. 

That they may have strength and health, 
also spiritual and mental ability to cope 
with the many problems and deadening 
influences in a foreign land. 

That they may always be on fire for 
the salvation of the thousands about them. 
That the places left by the eleven mis- 
sionaries who go on furlough this year may 
be filled without too great loss, and that 
the ones who are left may have strength 
to carry the added responsibility. 

March 21. Pray for the National Christian 

This council was formed some four years 
ago at a representative conference of all 
missions in China. This body studies China 
as a whole and presents the greatest needs 


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to the churches. The result is a closer 
cooperation, growing confidence and fellow- 
ship between the missionaries, the churches, 
and the Chinese Christians. 

They have shown that rich spiritual ex- 
perience is lacking in most of the churches, 
and that evangelistic work among the 
masses is being neglected. To remedy this, 
retreats have been called in all parts of 
China to pray for and study this need. 
Evangelism is now being emphasized and 
greater spiritual blessings may be expected. 

Seeing how opium is again ruling the 
nation, they have sought to mobilize all the 
moral forces in the nation, especially the 
Christian churches, in a determined effort 
to check this awful curse. 

They have taken issue with the spirit of 
commercial exploitation and have adopted 
three industrial standards as the first policy 
of Christianizing industry: 1. No child labor. 
2. One rest day in seven. 3. Health and 
safety for industrial workers. 

They are studying and publishing litera- 
ture on such questions as church govern- 
ment and self-support, home life, religious 
education, international relations, etc. 

Pray that they may have insight and 
power to lead in such great questions, 
where the individual churches are powerless 
to act alone. 

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The Women's Department is omitted from 
this issue. The editor of the Visitor begs 
the pardon of the good women of the 
church and the editor of the department, 
Nora M. Rhodes, for using the space for 
other matters this issue. Rest assured when 
you have some special program for women 
the stolen space will be returned. 


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east of here, since June, 1921, had diffi- 
culties at first similar to those experienced 
at Wankal. There, too, the prejudice has 
become less and less. Eleven schools have 
been established in that district, and when 
we were informed we must cut down our 
expenses some way, the teachers of that 
district decided to support one school by 
each giving one-tenth of his salary for the 
pay of the extra teacher. 


To Finish the Fiscal Year With 

Good Courage 

The General Mission Board's fiscal year 
ends Feb. 28, 1926 

The church of God moves on. 
Thirty years ago the Church of 
the Brethren saw God's hand lead- 
ing us to the regions beyond. We 
were not disobedient to the heav- 
enly vision. Today the Church 
has one hundred twenty repre- 
sentatives on the field of action. 
With a thrill, at the thought of 
the great work, we sent them 

Today we face the stern task of 
properly providing for the work 
thus begun. Lives have been 
transformed, souls saved, govern- 
ments influenced and the Way of 
Christ established. The good work 

This appeal is for an offering 
to close the General Mission 
Board's year free from debt. On 
December 1, 1925, the Board had 
a debt of nearly $32,000. The 
record of the giving of the 
churches for each year is com- 
pleted at the end of February. 
Lift the offering on the first Sun- 
day of February or at least in 
time to send the money to Elgin 
before the end of the month. Let 
us be joyful in our working to- 
gether with God. 


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pleasant time and a very helpful meeting. The 
problems which arise in our work were freely dis- 
cussed, with much benefit to all. Then, too, the 
spiritual side of the meeting was very helpful this 

Miss Ullom took this opportunity to see some- 
thing of the work that is being done in the Ping 
Ting territory with the tents. She reports a very 
successful trip. Our workers in the tent are do- 
ing splendid work. She feels that the great need 
right now is more trained Chinese workers to go 
into this territory where the tent has been, to do 
the very necessary follow-up work. 


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Conducted by Aunt Adalyn 

O Boy! The reports from the children working for the Dahanu Hospital are 
coming in fine. Pictures, programs, ways of earning money and lots of money too 
are being received at the General Mission Board office every day. There is no 
room to print them this time. Watch the February Visitor. 

Note to Adult Leaders of Children. The plans for the Junior and 
Primary Mission Study for January to March were announced in the 
December Visitor ; also in the Boys and Girls during December. The 
textbook to be used is " The Honorable Crimson Tree " — Ferris; pa- 
per, 40c; cloth, 60c. A teachers' manual, explaining how to teach 
this book, 1 5c. The General Sunday School Board has printed a 
booklet explaining the whole junior program for 1926; price, 10c. 
Teachers of the juniors should order a set of China Primary Picture 
Stories; price, 50c for the set. It contains six large pictures with a 
story about each one. 

Note elsewhere in this issue a list of prayer needs. This was 
prepared for older folks, but leaders can adapt it for the use of the 

Boys and Girls! Did you read about the 
mission studies announced on this page in 
the December Missionary Visitor? Here 
are the program plans for the month of 

NOTE — It was not possible to make the 
drawings full size so do not follow the 
directions given. Instead of making them 
full size or half size as directed use the 
following directions : 

TABLE — Make four times larger. 

KANG TABLE— Make the size of draw- 

CHAIR — Make twice as large as drawing. 

CHINESE CART— Make body four times 
and wheel twice as large as drawing. 

WHEELBARROW— Make both body and 
wheel three times as large as drawing. 

BEARER'S CHAIR— Make five times as 
large as drawing. 

JINRIKSHA— Make body five times and 

Junior League 

wheel and back (or sect. 2) two and one- 
half as large as drawing. 

CUPBOARD— Make four times larger. 

CHEST — Make four times larger. 

Feb. 7. Using Our Eyes and Ears 

a. For program see Our Boys and Girls, 
Jan. 23. 

b. "The Tiger Hunt," pp. 11-22. The 
Honorable Crimson Tree. 

. c. Handwork. 

Make tables and chairs for Chinese 

house, according to the following 


Make poster of missionaries. 


a. Follow Junior order of program. 

b. "The Candy Man," pp. 3-6. China 
Picture Stories. Show picture and 
tell story. 


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c. Handwork. 

Make sewing card; goat, according 

to the following directions : 

Table. — Half size. Cut on straight lines. 

Fold on dotted lines. Place legs A to B; 

paste. Table should be made of black or 

red cardboard or colored with crayon. 

A A 



p j 

B l 



A 4 

Kang Table. — Full size, red or black. 
Cut on straight lines, fold on dotted lines. 
Paste legs A to B. 

A A 

A A 


Chair. — Red or black. Cut on straight 
lines; fold on dotted lines. Paste legs A 
to B and support C to D. 

Diagrams of Chinese Furniture. — All Chi- 
nese furniture should be made of red or 
black cardboard, or if colored cardboard is 
not used it may be colored with crayola. 

The full-size designs may be traced. The 
half-size will not be found difficult to en- 
large by following the diagrams given. All 
buildings should represent gray brick. 

The proportions of model No. 10 may be 
used and varied sizes constructed therefrom. 

Note. — The miniature models should be 
completed at special appointments on Satur- 
day afternoons, or any afternoon during the 
week the Juniors find suitable. More work 
can be accomplished by dividing the chil- 
dren into groups, having each group make 
different models at the same time. 







Sewing Card — Goat. — Place a piece of 
cardboard under the drawing. Fasten the 


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corners together with pins to keep from 
slipping. Now stick holes on the outline 
(use a pin) about one-fourth inch apart. 
The holes must be closer together to make 
the smaller portions. 

Use silkateen or any coarse thread. Make 
the goat black. 

Feb. 14. A Doctor of China 

a. For program see Our Boys and Girls, 
Jan. 30. 

b. "A New Doctor For China," pp. 23- 
38. The Honorable Crimson Tree. 
Story told by teacher. 

c. Handwork. 

Make Chinese cart and wheelbarrow. 
See following directions. 
Make map of our China field. Put a 
silver star where each hospital of the 
mission is located and a green star 
for each dispensary. 

a. Follow Junior order of program. 

b. " Lao Dah's Holiday," pp. 7-10. China 
Picture Stories. Show picture and tell 

c. Handwork. 

Make sewing card; temple. See fol- 
lowing directions : 
Chinese Cart. — Cut on straight lines, fold 
on dotted lines. Cut slot A. Fasten B to 
BB. Cut two C pieces ; paste under corners 
at BB to represent poles. Cut a piece of 
blue construction paper, 3^x8^ inches; 
paste inside body from side to side to repre- 

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sent top. (Close up back if desired.) 

Cut two wheels. Wrap two toothpicks 
together with thread, to make axle long 


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enough. Place through center of each 
wheel. Fasten to cart. 

Wheelbarrow. — Cut on straight lines ; 
fold on dotted lines. Cut slots A and B. 
Trace wheel cut. Place a toothpick through 
center of wheel and fasten the pick with 
thread on either side of slot A. Fold legs 
C. Paste strip D between legs for support. 

Sewing Card — Temple. — Place a piece of 
white cardboard under the drawing. Fasten 
the corners together with pins to keep from 
slipping. Now stick holes on the outline 
(use a pin) about one-fourth inch apart 
on straight lines. The holes must be closer 
together around the corners in order to 
keep the shape. 

Make the roof yellow or blue, the 
columns blue and the foundation red. Use 
silkateen or any coarse thread. 

Feb. 21. New Womanhood 

a. For program see Our Boys and Girls, 
Feb. 6. 

b. " Mai-Ling's Adventure," pp. 39-54. 
The Honorable Crimson Tree. Story 
told by teacher. 

c. Handwork. 

Make bearers' chair and jinriksha. 
See following directions. 
Locate schools of the mission on map 
made last week and place a red star 
at each school. 


a. Follow Junior order of program. 

b. " Malee and Her Brother Tiny Pig." 
pp. 11-14. China Picture Stories. 
Show picture and tell story. 

c. Handwork. 

Make sewing card; camel. For direc- 
tions see following directions: 

Bearers' Chair. — Cut on straight lines. 
Cut out openings D and W and circles F 
for poles; use sharp knife or razor blades. 
Fold on dotted lines. Join A to AA, stitch 
or paste. Cover with red paper for wedding 
chair, and blue paper for ordinary use. 
Fasten bottom B to BB with folds inside. 

Top : Cut two, paste or sew G to H on 
opposite sections. Paste or stitch top to 
support it. Cut out K for curtain. Hang 
in front from poles. 

Use branches for poles one-eighth inch in 
diameter and 10 inches long. Insert poles 
through openings F. Support in front by 

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making a loop with thread and needle. Tie 
a piece of the branch across the poles at 
either end to hold poles apart. 

Jinriksha without top ; cut on straight 
lines ; fold on dotted line. Fold lines A, B, 
C, and D to left. Form seat and stitch to 
bottom (see diagram). Paste section 2 
around the body to flaps E. Do not paste 
center back to seat, but let it curve around. 
The opening between the seat and back 
may be covered with paper if desired. 
Trace two wheels ; cut ; place a stick 
through the center of each and fasten to 
body of jinriksha. Two toothpicks may be 
wrapped together and used in place of the 

Note. — The bottom diagram is for the 
bearer's chair, and the two top diagrams 
are for the jinriksha. 

Sewing Card — Camel. — Place a piece of 
white cardboard under the drawing. Fas- 
ten the corners with pins to keep from 
slipping. Now stick holes on the outline 
(use a pin) about one-fourth inch apart. 
The holes must be closer together to form 
head and hoofs. 
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Use silkateen or any coarse thread. Make 
the camel tan. 

Feb. 28. "China's Sorrow" 

a. For program see Our Boys and Girls, 
Feb. 13. 

b. "The Coming of a Flood," pp. 55-67. 
The Honorable Crimson Tree. Story 
told by teacher. 

c. Handwork. 

Make cupboard and chest. For de- 
scription see Visitor. 
Make a Chinese flag. Directions are 
to be found following this. 


a. Follow Junior order of program. 

b. " Little Apple's New Name," pp. 14-18. 
China Picture Stories. Show picture 
and tell story. 

c. Handwork. 

Make sewing card; donkey. For 
directions see following material. 
Cupboard. — Draw on red or black card- 
board. Cut on straight lines ; fold on dotted. 
Draw doors and lock E. Join A to AA, 
paste. Paste top to sides B to BB and D 
to DD. 



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tr irar nr 

Chest. — Draw on red or black cardboard. 
Cut on straight lines ; fold on dotted lines. 
The lock and lid are represented by draw- 
ing E. Paste sides A to B. Paste top C 
to CC and bottom D to DD with folds in- 






Directions for Making a Chinese Flag. — 

Cambric or any cotton cloth may be used 
to make the flag. Cut the' five strips of 
cloth into equal widths and sew together 
in order mentioned. A good proportion 


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for the flag is 15x23 inches. The colors are, 
beginning at the top: 

Red — representing Chinese within Chinese 

Yellow — representing Manchus. 

Blue — representing Mongolians. 

White— representing Tibetans. 

Black — representing Mohammedans in 
Eastern Turkestan. 

Sewing Card — Donkey. — Place a piece of 
white cardboard under the drawing. Fasten 
the corners with pins to keep from slipping. 
Now stick holes on the outline (use a pin) 
about one-fourth inch apart, except at 
curves and turns where the stitches must 
be closer together. 

Use silkateen or any coarse thread. Make 
the donkey gray, the blanket red, and the 
bridle tan or brown. 


My dear Aunt Adalyn : I think your 
children will be pleased to see this Vaca- 

tion Bible School picture. You will be 
surprised to know that the colored popula- 
tion of our city is about 1,000. This was 
their first experience in Bible School work, 
and they were very anxious for it. Rev. 
Addison, the pastor, gave us permission to 
have it in his church. Our enrollment 
was thirty. New pupils came every day. 
The picture does not show all, as many 
were absent that day. One of the " grown- 
ups," that looks like "Uncle Tom," is Rev. 
David S. Cinco, from Philadelphia, Pa. 
They call him the " globe trotter," because 
he has traveled all over the world. He 
happened to be with us when we had our 
closing exercises. Sister J. Kurtz Miller 
and Rev. and Mrs. Addison helped in this 
work. Sister Miller had the Primaries, and 
I had the Intermediates. 

We found these children very polite, 
perhaps more so than some white children. 
They were the best behaved children that 
I have ever worked with. But I am sorry 
to tell you, Aunt Adalyn, that these little 
children are not treated very kindly by our 
white children. They call them nicknames, 
and not only do the children despise each 
other, but we have some grown-ups who 
treat the colored people very unkindly. 
Now God is not pleased with such things. 
He wants us to be loving and kind to 
everybody. If we can not love them here 
on earth, what is going to happen up yon- 
der? But I am quite sure that none of 
your children are guilty of calling the 
colored children names or mistreating 
them in any way. Mrs. J. F. Danner. 

108 E. Eighth St., Frederick, Md. 

Dear Aunt Adalyn : Am I welcome in 
your circle? I live on a farm of 110 acres. 
We milk 24 cows. I was twelve years old 
Oct. 27. I am in the sixth grade. I go 
to Peters Creek church. I joined the 
church when I was ten years old. Rev. 
Levi Garst is our pastor. We are remodel- 
ing our church this year. My Sunday- 
school teacher is Mrs. Price Garst. There 
are twelve in my class. Seven of them 
belong to the church. Will some one write 
to me? Laura Webster. 

Salem, Va., R. 1, Box 178. 

It is a good sign when folks begin mak- 
ing over their churches to accommodate 
the new growth. And one feels more like 
worshiping in a nice, new place. I am 


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sure God likes beautiful places, for has he 
not made lots of them? 

Dear Aunt Adalyn : This is my first letter. 
I am eight years old and in the third grade. 
My Sunday-school teacher is Mrs. Hoover. 
Our pastor is Mr. Harvey Emmert. I go 
to Junior whenever I can. 

Marie Shearer. 

474 East King St., Shippensburg, Pa. 

I am sure you have a good pastor. I 
have known him a long time. 

Dear Aunt Adalyn. I see in the November 
Visitor there is only one letter, so I thought 
I would write. I go to school in an auto 
hack to Moran, which is three miles away. 
I am eight years old and in the fifth grade. 
My teacher is Jennie Shepherd. My papa 
is our Sunday-school superintendent. My 
teacher is Josie Gochenour. I helped mama 
raise chickens last summer. She gave me 
some for my own, and I am sending a 
tenth of my money to the India mission. 
My sister Katherine is fourteen, and brother 
Donald is two. He is just beginning to talk, 
and we have lots of fun. We children have 
a black Shetland pony. I used her this 
summer to go after the cows, and some- 
times to town to get groceries. We have a 
black Newfoundland puppy too, named 
Fanny. We have a radio. A great part 
of the time mama isn't able to go to 
church, so she gets the Sunday-school 
lesson and a church service over the radio, 
usually from Cincinnati or Chicago. We 
also get lots of good music. 

Rossville, Ind. Carl Gochenour. 

Just look around and see the crowd here ! 
I guess they all thought like you did. No- 
body need be lonesome this month. Your 
tenth is certainly a welcome offering to 
the Mission Board. 

Dear Aunt Adalyn : I am always anxious 
for the Visitor to come. I am nine years 
old and in the fifth grade. I go to the 
Rock Run church. I joined the church in 
September. I have a sister three years 
old, and a sister dead. Our Sunday-school 
teacher is Miss Ruth Long. We are called 
" Hustlers." Rev. Ira Long is our pastor. 

Millersburg, Ind. Opal Berkey. 

Do you know the meaning of your name, 
"Opal"? And do you reflect beautiful 
lights the same way? 

Dear Aunt Adalyn : I wonder if I am 
welcome to write to you? I am eleven 
years old and in the fifth grade. My teacher 
is Mr. Bigler. I belong to the Church of 
the Brethren. My Sunday-school teacher 
is Mrs. Sadie Stauffer. I have three 
brothers and two sisters. Two of my 
brothers go to high school. My sisters are 
both younger than I. We live one and one- 

half miles from our church. I love to 
read your letters. I wish some of the 
Juniors would write to me. 

Goshen, Ind., R. 3. Mary L. Kreider. 

The half dozen of you children are 
evenly balanced. I wonder what would 
happen if you should get on a seesaw — the 
girls on one end and the boys on the other? 
But wait till you are all grown ! Then you 
can show each other a few things. 

Dear Aunt Adalyn : Just before beginning 
this I wrote to a little girl in California. 
My girl friend is writing to you also. We 
are very much attached to each other. I 
have a cat named " Nicodemus," as black 
as coal. We had another pussy who was 
killed. I kept one of her babies and named 
him " Tipperary." We have about sixty 
Flemish Giant rabbits. Daddy has very 
expensive ones. He sold one for $100. 
We have fifty ducks, twenty chickens, and 
ten geese. Quite a conglomeration. I was 
fourteen years old today, and am in my 
first year high school. I wish some girl 
that has first year Latin would write me 
a small letter in Latin. My lowest mark 
was 87. If any of the girls will write I 
will answer and also send a picture of 
my girl friend and me. 

Lebanon, Pa., R. 4. Rebecca M. Keller. 

It must look something like a menagerie 
on your farm. If you like Latin as well 
as I do, you will surely get good marks. 

Dear Aunt Adalyn : My girl friend's name 
is "Rebecca, mine is Winifred. We have 
nicknames — hers is Bob and mine is Fred. 
Bob is in Freshman High, and I am in the 
eighth grade. Today is Bob's birthday, and 
I am down to her house. I have two little 
cats, called " Snip " and " Snap." They 
play together like two little boys. In the 
morning they come and wake me up. I 
wish some one would write to me. 

Lebanon, Pa., R. 8. Winifred Haddon. 

I hope the attachment between you and 
" Bob " will last a long, long time. There 
is nothing more beautiful than a sincere 

Dear Aunt Adalyn : I have never written 
before, but I am sure you will not object 
if I do. I have often read others' letters. 
I am ten years old and in the sixth grade. 
My teacher is Mrs. Colville. My brother 
will graduate from high school this year. 
My sisters are both married. I have a 
niece five months old. I belong to the 
Brethren church. I am in the Junior class 
at Sunday-school. My teacher is Mrs. 
Mabel Wonderlich. We do not have a 
very large attendance. We live a mile and 
a half from the church. 

Ollie, Iowa. Lois Shelly. 


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Were your sisters graduated before they 
were married? And before long that little 
niece will be knocking at the school door 
for admittance! 

Dear Aunt Adalyn : We just received the 
Missionary Visitor. I got it and was look- 
ing for the letters, and I could find only 
one. I could not stand that, so I decided 
I would write again. I received three let- 
ters last month — one from Michigan and 
two from Ohio. We have a nice new 
church at Hermosa. It has an average of 
about 150 people each Sunday. I have not 
missed a Sunday for a year. My father 
is a minister, but he is not the pastor of 
the church now. I had a big Angora cat. 
I think somebody poisoned him, because he 
died. Zula Hollinger. 

105 S. Guadalupe Ave., Redondo Beach, 

Some more of the Juniors got scared, I 
guess, for just see the bunch we have here 
this month. 

Dear Aunt Adalyn : I am nine years old 
and in the fifth grade at public school. In 
Sunday-school I received ten cents to buy 
seeds. I bought bean seeds, and planted 
them when mother planted her seeds.^ One 
morning when I went down to the chickens 
I saw small sprouts peeping ^ out of the 
ground. I watched them daily till they 
had blossoms, and soon tiny beans could 
be seen. Before long I had beans ready 
to pick off. I sold them to mother at 
ten cents a quart. I then received thirty 
cents from mother. In a few weeks you 
will receive my thirty cents. From a helper 
of the Dahanu hospital. 

Ruth Eshenbaugh. 

132 Washington St., Elizabeth, Pa. 

My! how you surprised and pleased me! 
I want to thank you heartily for that smil- 
ing snapshot of yourself. It spreads sun- 
shine all over the circle. I expect those 
beans were as glad as you were, to think 
what they were helping. 

Dear Aunt Adalyn : I am eleven years old, 
and in the fifth grade. All the school chil- 
dren had to be vaccinated. My arm is real 
sore. My father, mother, sister and brother 
belong to the Brethren church. We all go 
to St. Luke union Sunday-school. My 
mother is my teacher. My sister is married 
and lives about seven miles from us. She 
has a sweet little girl about three years 
old, named Ruth. We have a good time 
when she comes down. My brother is 
nineteen. He goes about a good bit and 
I get real lonesome, and I would like for 
some of the Juniors to write to me. I 
raised some young chicks, and want to 
give some to the Dahanu hospital in India. 

I here inclose $3.00 to be used for that pur- 
pose. We live on a farm and have horses 
and cows, and have lots to do. Your new 
friend, Lois V. Hoover. 

Woodstock, Va., R. 2, Box 134. 

It makes the Mission Board smile when 
gifts like that come in from the Juniors. 
What do the little roosters say when they 
crow? — " We-too-Da-ha-nu ! " 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: I hope you will wel- 
come me. I am fifteen years old and a 
freshman in the Nappanee high school. My 
mother is dead. I have four sisters and 
two brothers. We are all members of the 
Brethren church. My Sunday-school teach- 
er is Miss Ruth Grosh. The name of our 
class is " Live Wires." Our pastor is 
Galen B. Royer. I am corresponding with 
Gladys Boyer, who lives in Pennsylvania. 
I would be very glad to hear from any of 
the boys and girls. I will answer all letters 
I receive. Ruth E. Barnhart. 

507 W. Walnut St., Nappanee, Ind. 

Do you know what happens when you 
touch a "live wire"? Do you think people 
get a pleasant shock when they touch you? 



Missing Words 

(Sound alike, but spelled differently) 

1. The of millions needs to breathe 

the same as paupers. 

2. The coarse songs of the 

from the entertainment. 

3. Do you know the why the 

4. For many 

his mind was in a 

he performed 

5. It was a great — 
with his . 

6. The church bell while she 

her orange. 

7. He down the words ; then he 

learned them by . 

8. A of white mist hangs over 

the green . 

A January Wish 

I am composed of 13 letters. 

My 4, 3, 6, is to compensate. 

My 5, 8, 7, is an instrument for writing. 

My 2, 1, 10, is dried grass. 

My 9, 3, 13, is strife. 

My 11, 10, 8, is the organ of vision. 

My 13, 12, 9, is not cooked. 

My 5, 13, 1, 6, is to supplicate. 

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Conference Offering, 1925. As of November 30, 
1925, the Conference (Budget) offering for the year 
ending February 28, 1926, stands as follows: 

Cash received since March 1, 1925, $174,098.52 

(The 1925 Budget of $380,000 is 45.8% raised) 

Mission Board Treasury Statement.' The follow- 
ing shows the condition of mission finances on 
November 30, 1925: 

Income since March 1, 1925, $206,654.48 

Income same period last year, 193,614.78 

Increase, $ 13,039.70 

Expense since March 1, 1925, 216,150.64 

Expense same period last year, 204,522.56 

Increase, $ 11,628.08 

Mission deficit November 30, 1925, 31,885.24 

Mission deficit October 31, 1925, 32,789.26 

Decrease for November, $ 904.02 

Tract Distribution. During the month of October 
the Board sent out 3,423 doctrinal tracts. 

Correction No. 9. See Dec. 1925 Visitor under India 
Mission, credit of $5.00 to Annis Heiney (Nobles- 
ville) So. Ind. should instead have been under Stu- 
dent Fellowship Fund— 1924. 

Correction No. 10. See July Visitor under India 
Native Worker. Contribution of Annie May Cal- 
vert $100.00 should be also credit to May Hill 
Congregation instead of White Oak. 

Correction No. 11. See Sept. 1925 Visitor, under 
Missionary Supports, $50.00 credited to Solomon's 
Creek S. S. No. Ind. has since been designated for 
India Share Plan. 

Correction No. 12. A balance of $13.10 left over to 
credit of Painter Creek Cong. So. Ohio for support 
of Verona Smith, So. China, has been authorized to 
be used in W. W. Missions. 

Correction No. 13. See April Visitor — $3.00 under 
World Wide, $1.00 under India, $1.00 under China, 
respectively credited under S. E. Pa. to Elizabeth 
M. Degler should instead have been credited to 
Sara M. Degler. 

October Receipts. The following contributions for 
the various funds were received during October: 

Arizona— $17.25 

Cong.: Walter Huffman (M. N.) (Glen- 
dale), $.50; S. S.: Glendale, $16.75, $ 17 25 

California— $50.16 

No. Dist., Cong.: Modesto, $10.66: S. S. : 
McFarland, $19.38; Patterson, $10.43; Live. 
Oak, $4.54; Elk Creek, $2.50; Indv. : D. S. 
Musselman, $1.15, 48 66 

So. Dist., Cong.: Elizabeth Weirich (Los 
Angeles) $1.00; E. M. Studebaker (M. N.) 

(La Verne) $.50, 150 

Colorado— $1.00 

E. Dist., Cong.: S. G. Nickey, (M. N.) 
(McClave) $.50, 50 

W. Dist., Cong.: J. E. Bryant (M. N.) 

(Grand Junction) $.50 50 

Florida— $2.00 

Indv.: A Silent Worker, 2 00 

Idaho— $1.25 

C. W. S.: Intermediate (Twin Falls),.... 125 

Illinois— $101.43 

No. Dist., Cong.: Elgin, $15.89; Walter 
E. Replogle (Chicago) $25.00; S. S. : Rock- 
ford. $2.78; Stanley, $2.98; Union S. S. : and 
C. W. S. of Batavia, Elgin, Naperville 
and Chicago, $40.68; Indv.: Dr. Walter C. 
Frick, $5.00, 92 33 

So. Dist., Cong.: Romine, $4.10; Indv.: E. 

M. Hersch, $5.00, 9 10 

Indiana— $378.29 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Spring Creek, $32.68; 
Clear Creek, $8.81 ; Huntington City, $134.25; 
Roann, $9.01; S. S. : Markle, $10.00; Santa 

Fe, $19.57; Pleasant Dale, $10.52; Beaver 

Creek, $12.34, 237 18 

No. Dist., Cong.: Blue River, $33.40; Bau- 
go, $32.96; Yellow Creek, $9.27; Mrs. Mar- 
garet Schwalm (Wakarusa) $10.00, 85 63 

So. Dist., Cong.: Anderson, $26.48; Arca- 
dia, $29.00, 55 48 

Iowa— $11.56 

Mid. Dist., S. S,: Cedar, $5.04; Des 
Moines, $6.52, 11 56 

Kansas— $156.59 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: Topeka, $30.00; Mrs. 
Anna Royer (Wade Branch) $1.37; S. S. : 
Wade Branch, $12.37; Richland Center, 
$6,41 50 15 

N. W. Dist., Congs. of, 102 60 

S. W. Dist., S. S.: Monitor, 3 84 

Mar y land— $481 .00 

E. Dist., Cong.: Scott Y. Garner and 
Wife (Pipe Creek) $25.00; Grossnickle 
House (Middletown Valley) $60.45; S. S.: 
Pleasant Hill (Bush Creek) $2.50; Long 
Green Valley, $5.05; " Ever Ready " Class, 
Westminster (Meadow Branch) $48.00, ... 141 00 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Pleasant View 340 00 

Michigan— $13.71 

Cong.: Zion, $6.71; A. W. Taylor, $2.00; 

Indv.: Mrs. Ida Boyt, $5.00 13 71 

Minnes o ta— $7.00 

Cong.: Stacy L. Shanton (Monticello) 

$5.00; John Kaiser (Minneapolis) $2.00, 7 00 

Missouri— $43.46 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Elda Gauss (Center- 
view) $5.27; Mary M. Cox (Warrensburg) 
$1.00, 6 27 

No. Dist., S. S.: Walnut Grove (Smith 
Fork), 27 94 

S. W. Dist., S. S.: Cabool, $6.77; Indv.: 

Bessie Harp, $2.48, 9 25 

Nebraska— $19.00 

Cong. : Mrs. Allie Eisenbise (Beatrice) 
$3.00: A Helper (Silver Lake) $10.00; A 
Friend (Octavia) $4.50; S. S. : Red Cloud, 

$1.50, 19 00 

North Carolina— $1.82 

S. S.: Melvin Hill, 182 

North Dakota— $73.04 

Cong.: Kenmare, $10.00; Willow Grove, 
$20.00; Grandview, $36.20; S. S. : Egeland, 

$6.84, 73 04 

Oklahoma— $30.00 

Cong.: L. M. Dodd and Wife (Guthrie) 
$5.00; J. W. Battey and Wife (Washita) 

$25.00, 30 00 

Ohio— $322.42 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: Black River, $34.23; 
Zion Hill, $3.00; S. S.: Maple Grove, 
$17.96; Owl Creek, $5.48 60 67 

N. W. Dist., Cong.: Dupont, $5.94; J. S. 
Dejean, Edith Dejean and Myrtus B. 
Heistand (Wyandot) $10.00; S. S. : Deshler, 
$2.06; Sand Ridge, $7.46; D. V. B. S. : 
Silver Creek, $26.27; Indv.: District Meet- 
ing, $11.12, 62 85 

So. Dist., Cong.: Painter Creek, $17.00; 
Lexington, $10.00; S. S. : Happy Corner 
(Lower Stillwater) $8.75; Pitsburg, $17.00; 
Bethel (Salem) $89.18; Cincinnati, $51.61; 

Harris Creek, $5.36 198 90 

Oregon— $7.00 

Cong. : Mike Richards and Wife (Albany) 

$2.00; S. S.: Albany, $5.00, 7 00 

Pennsylvania— $1,709.29 

E. Dist., Cong.: Conestoga, $41.58; Hat- 
field, $70.25; Myerstown, $31.05; Ridgley, 
$9.93; Little Swatara, $45.20; White Oak, 
$192.65; Nathan Martin (M. N.) (Midway) 
$1.00; L W. Taylor (M. N.) (Ephrata) 
$.50; No. 84796 (Indian Creek) $20.00; S. S. : 
Longaneckers' (White Oak) $165.23; Ridg- 
ley, $33.00; Quakertown (Springfield) $23.40; 


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Mountville, $12.00; Hatfield, $29.56; E. Fair- 
view, $43.81; Harrisburg, $20.00; Ephrata, 
$33.00; Chiques, $18.26; So. Annville (Ann- 
ville) $29.44; "Gleaner's Class" (Akron) 
$5.00, 824 86 

Mid. Dist.. Cong.: Burnham, $25.00; Lew- 
islown, $62.58; Koontz. $5.00; 1st. Altoona, 
$47.50; Mrs. Spiker (Huntingdon) $2.00; S. 
S. : Sugar Run (Aughwick) $4.61; Yellow 
Creek, $3.00; Currwille (Woodbury) $9.18. .. 158 87 

S. E. Dist.. Cong.: Parkerford, $75.00; 
Germantown, $86.88; " Individual " (Roy- 
ersford) $5.00; S. S. : Green Tree, $40.00, .. 206 88 

So. Dist., S. S. : Mechanicsburg (Lower 
Cumberland) $17.12; Brandts (Back Creek) 
$21.84; New Fairview, $23.40; Carlisle, $7.76; 
Pleasant Hill (Codorus) $3.60, 73 72 

W. Dist., Cong.: Johnstown, $134.74; 
Rummel, $200.00; J. Clark Brilhart (Mont- 
gomery) $5.00; Connellsville, $17.30; Beach- 
dale Church (Berlin) $3.31; Alvin G. Faust 
(M. N.) (Windber) $.50; S. S. : Plum 
Creek, $8.21; Glade Run, $23.68; Morrellville, 
$70.00; Hostetler (Greenville) $22.22; A 
Tunior Class (Montgomery) $16.00; D. V. 

B. S. Indivs. and S. S. Classes: Westmount, 

$25.00, 525 96 

Virginia— $117.66 
E. Dist., C. B. I. S. (Mt. Carmel) $.85; 

C. W. S.: Nokesville, $7.68, 8 53 

First Dis-t., Cong.: Roanoke N. W., 

$28.27; Roanoke 9th St.. $10.60, 38 87 

No. Dist., Cong.: S. H. Hausenfluck (Sa- 
lem) $10.00; S. S.: Harrisonburg, $13.37; 
Woodstock, $15.00; Salem, $13.34, 5171 

Sec. Dist.. Cong.: Mt. Vernon, $6.11; S. 
S.: Sangerville, $6.74; Mt. Vernon, $5.70, .. 18 55 

Washington— $191.66 

Cong.: No. 84897 (Wenatchee) $35.00; S. 
S.: Sunnyside. $26.42; C. W. S.: Wenatchee 

Valley, $130.24, 191 66 

Wisconsin— $500.00 

Indv. : J. M. Fruit, 500 00 

Total for the month $ 4.317 59 

Total previously reported, 35,584 29 

$ 39,901 88 
Correction No. 12 13 10 

Total for the year $ 39,914 98 


Illinois— $6.00 
So. Dist., S. S.: LaMotte Prairie, 6 00 

Iowa— $4.77 
No. Dist., Cong.: Sheldon, 4 77 

Louisiana— $20.30 
S. S.: Roanoke 20 30 

Missouri — $25.45 

No. Dist., S. S.: Wakenda, 20 45 

S. W. Dist., S. S. : Carthage, 5 00 

North Dakota— $9.50 
Cong. : Minot, 9 50 

Ohio— $44.26 

N. E. Dist., S. S.: Wooster, 34 00 

So. Dist., S. S. : Union City 10 26 

Pennsylvania— $72.43 

E. Dist., S. S.: Shamokin 6 50 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: Tames Creek, 3 51 

W. Dist., Cong.: Westmont, 62 42 

South Dakota— $13.05 
S. S.: Willow Creek, 13 05 

Total for the month, $ 195 76 

Total previously reported, 1,755 86 

Total for the year, $ 1,95162 


Indiana— $440.00 

Mid. Dist., Students and Faculty of Man- 
chester College, 440 00 

Total for the month, $ 440 00 

Total previously reported, 1,493 22 

$ 1,933 22 
Correction No. 9, 5 00 

Total for the year, $ 1,938 22 

Indiana — $65.50 

Mid. Dist., Aid Societies, 13 00 

So. Dist., Aid Societies 52 50 

Iowa— $17.00 

No. Dist., Aid Societies, 17 00 

Missouri— $2.50 

Mid. Dist., Aid Soc: Happy Hill, 2 50 

Pennsylvania — $40.00 

So. Dist., Aid Societies 40 00 

Texas— $6.00 

Aid Soc: Ft. Worth, 6 00 

Virginia— $15.00 

No. Dist., Aid Soc: Linville Creek, 15 00 

Total for the month, $ 146 00 

Total previously reported, 5720 20 

Total for the year, $ 5,866 20 

Illinois— $65.00 

No. Dist., Aid Societies, 65 00 

Indiana— $40.00 

Mid. Dist., Aid Societies, 40 00 

Kansas— $20.00 

S. E. Dist., Cong.: Lizzie Shank (New 
Hope) 10 00 

S. W. Dist., Aid Soc: Monitor 10 00 

Michigan — $25.00 

Aid Societies 25 00 

Pennsylvania— $35.00 

Mid. Dist., Aid Soc: Spring Run, 10 00 

So. Dist., Aid Societies 25 00 

Total for the month $ 185 00 

Total previously reported, 150 00 

Total for the year, $ 335 00 

Indiana— $7.94 

No. Dist., Cong.: Osceola 7 94 

Maryland— $31.31 

W. Dist., Cong.: Cherry Grove, 3131 

Michigan— $5.00 

Indv.: A. B. Puterbaugh and Wife, 5 00 

Nebraska— $5.00 

Cong.: Mrs. Emma Hurlbert (Afton), 5 00 

Ohio— $2.00 

So. Dist., Cong.: Sara Bigler (Bradford), 2 00 

V'rginia— $9.50 

E. Dist.. S. S.: Dranesville (Fairfax), .... 2 00 

First Dist., Cong.: N. E. Linticum (Crab 
Orchard), 7 50 

Total for the month, $ 60 75 

Total previously reported, 418 77 

Total for the year, $ 479 52 

Cal if ornia — $2.00 

No. Dist., Cong.: May Whipple (Rio 

Linda), 2 00 

Illinois— $60.00 

No. Dist., Cong.: Ada Wingert (Frank- 
lin Grove) $10.00; M. D. Wingert and Wife 

(Franklin Grove) $50.00, 60 00 

Indiana— $5.56 

Mid. Dist., S. S. : Cart Creek, 5 56 

Iowa— $7.00 

Mid. Dist., Indv.: Harold A. Royer, 7 00 

M nnesota— $50.00 

Aid Soc: Root River, 50 00 

Nebraska— $5.00 

Cong.: Mrs. Emma Hurlbert (Afton), ... 5 00 


The Missionary Visitor 


Ohio— $65.10 

N. E. Dist.. S. S.: Ashland City, 61 49 

So. Dist., S. S.: Middletown, 3 61 

Pennsylvania — $30.00 

W. Dist., Cong.: Lucy Berkey (Maple 
Grove) (Johnstown) $5.00; Quinter Wegley 

and Family (Johnstown) $25.00, 30 00 

Virginia— $25.00 

Sec. Dist., Cong.: Bridgewater, 25 00 

Total for the month $ 249 66 

Total previously reported, 2,109 84 

Total for the year 2,359 50 


Iowa— $110.00 

Mid. Dist., Women's Missy. Soc. : Dallas 
Center 10 00 

No. Dist., Cong.: E. R. Davis and Wife 

(So. Waterloo), 100 00 

Pennsylvania— $5.00 

S. E. Dist., Cong.: "Individual" (Roy- 

ersford), 5 00 

Virginia— $43.00 

E. Dist., Cong.: Manassas, $40.00; S. C. 
Harley (Manassas) $3.00, 43 00 

Total for the month $ 158 00 

Total previously reported, 418 86 

Total for the year, $ 576 86 


Illinois— $22.00 

No. Dist., Cong.: Clara Myers (Wad- 
dams Grove), 2 00 

So. Dist., Cong.: Panther Creek, 20 00 

India— $9.23 

Indv.: A Sister, 9 23 

Indiana— $35.00 

Mid. Dist., Joint S. S. Convention: Mexi- 
co, Peru, Santa Fe, Pipe Creek and Lo- 

gansport 35 00 

Michigan— $25.00 

Indiv. : Ruth I. Vaniman, 25 00 

Pennsylvania— $115.00 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: Huntingdon, 10 00 

S. E. Dist., Cong.: Germantown, $100.00; 
"Individual" (Royersford) $5.00, 105 00 

Total for the month, $ 206 23 

Total previously reported, 2,159 57 

$ 2,365 80 

Correction No. 9, 5 00 

Total for the year $ 2,360 80 


Florida— $25.00 

Indv.: Eld. J. E. Young, 25 00 

Nebraska— $4.30 

Jr. C. W. S.: Bethel, 4 30 

New York— $10.00 

Indv.: Chas. Madeira, Jr. and Wife, .. 10 00 

Virginia— $40.00 

Sec. Dist., Cong. : Elsie Crickenberger 
(Staunton) $15.00; Aid Soc: Sangerville, 
$25.00, 40 00 

Total for the month $ 79 30 

Total previously reported, 73150 

Total for the year, $ 810 80 


Pennsylvania— $226.70 

E. Dist., D. V. B. S.: Ridgely, .'. 5 05 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: 1st Altoona, $17.50; S. 
S.: Huntingdon, $35.00; Aid Soc: Spring 

Run, $10.00, 62 50 

So. Dist., S. S.: 1st York, $134.15; "Al- 
pha" Class (Carlisle) $25.00, 159 15 

Virginia— $35.00 
Sec Dist., Aid Soc: Pleasant Valley, .. 35 00 

Total for the month, $ 26170 

Total previously reported, 649 10 

Total for the year, $ 910 80 

Illinois— $25.00 

No. Dist., S. S.: Primary Dept., Elgin, .. 25 00 

Indiana — $50.00 

Mid. Dist., S. S. : W. Manchester, 25 00 

No. Dist., S. S.: Pleasant Chapel, 25 00 

Kansas — $25.00 

S. E. Dist, S. S.: "Christian Friend- 
ship Circle" (New Hope), 25 00 

Maryland— $125.00 

E. Dist., S. S.: "Philathea" Class 
(Washington City), 25 00 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: In memory of Mrs. A. 

L. Ausherman (Pleasant View), 100 00 

Ohio— $100.00 

So. Dist., Cong.: J. M. Pittenger (Pleas- 
ant Hill. $25.00; S. S. : Painter Creek, 
$50.00; " Good Will Circle " (W. Dayton) 

$25.00, 100 00 

Oregon— $12.50 

S. S.: Newberg, 12 50 

Virginia— $12.50 

Sec Dist., Aid Soc: Oak Grove (Leba- 
non), 12 50 

Washington— $25.00 

S S.: " Soul Savers' " Class (Outlook), ... 25 00 

Total for the month, ...$ 375 00 

Total previously reported, 2,627 83 

$ 3,002 83 
Correction No. 11, 50 00 

Total for the year $ 3,052 83 

California— $51.23 

No. Dist., S. S. : 2 Classes of Intermedi- 
ate Dept. (Empire), 51 23 

Illinois — $4.12 

No. Dist., S. S. : Children's Division 

(Cherry Grove), 4 12 

Indiana— $10.05 

No. Dist., S. S.: "Helpers" Class (Mid- 
dlebury) $7.00; D. V. B. S.: La Porte, 

$3.05, 10 05 

Kansas— $8.20 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: The F. P. Sanger 

Children (E. Maple Grove), 8 20 

Minnesota — $5.00 

Aid Soc: Monticello, 5 00 

Missouri— $57.62 

No. Dist., S. S.: Walnut Grove (Smith 

Fork), 57 62 

North Dakota— $5.00 

S. S.: Grandview, 5 00 

Pennsylvania— $20.85 

... Dist., S. S.: Junior Girls (Richland), 7 00 

Mid Dist., S. S. : Junior Boys (New En- 
terprise) $7.10; Beginners' Class (New En- 
terprise) $5.00; Intermediate Boys's Class 

(New Enterprise) $1.75, 13 85 

Virginia— $10.35 

No. Dist., Cong.: Marion, Naomi, Fran- 
ces and Lessie Thacker (Cooks Creek), 5 35 

Sec. Dist., Cong.: Helen Ocheltree and 
Geneva Wine (Lebanon) , 5 00 

Total for the month, $ 172 42 

Total previously reported, 1,893 73 

Total for the year, $ 2,066 15 

Indianar— $10.00 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. Emma Hamil- 
ton (Markle) 10 00 


The Missionary Visitor 


Iowa— $2.00 

Mid. Dist., Indv.: Rebecca C. Miller, ... 2 00 

Maryland— $10.00 
W. Dist., Indv.: C. H. Merrill, 10 00 

Total for the month, $ 22 00 

Total previously reported, 00 

Total for the year $ 22 00 

Illinois— $10.63 

No. Dist., Cong.: No. 85068 (Franklin 

Grove), 10 63 

Iowa— $2.00 

Mid. Dist., Indv.: Rebecca C. Miller, ... 2 00 

Kansas — $20.51 

S. W. Dist., Cong.: E. Wichita, 20 51 

Pennsylvania— $5.00 

S. E. Dist., Cong.: "Individual" (Roy- 
ersford), 5 00 

Total for the month, $ 38 14 

Total previously reported, 4,466 29 

Total for the year, $ 4,504 43 

Michigan— $13.00 

S. S.: Sugar Ridge, 13 00 

Ohio— $175.00 

N. E. Dist., S. S.: Ashland Dickey, ... 75 00 

So. Dist., Cong.: Annie May Calvert 
(May Hill), 100 00 

Total for the month, $ 188 00 

Total previously reported, 27124 

Total for the year, $ 459 24 

California— $21.00 

So. Dist.. S. S. : Hermosa Beach, $8.50; 
" Friendship Bible Class " (Pasadena) 

$12.50 2100 

Indiana— $100.00 

Mid. Dist., Aid Soc.: Manchester, 100 00 

Maryland— $6.25 

E. Dist., Mission Study Class: Long 

Green Valley, 6 25 

Pennsylvania— $81.25 

E. Dist., S. S.: The Young Men's Bible 
(Ephrata), 25 00 

Mid. Dist.. S. S.: "Sunny Sisters Class," 
Curry ville (Woodbury) 12 50 

So. Dist.. Cong.: Mabel I. Arbegas>t 
(Lower Cumberland) $25.00; S. S.: "Always 
There Class" (Waynesboro) $18.75, 43 75 

Total for the month $ 208 50 

Total previously reported, 1,094 73 

Total for the year, $ 1,303 23 

Iowa— $10.00 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. Lydia Ommen 
(Coon River), 10 00 

Total for the month $ 10 00 

Total previously reported, 87 70 

Total for the year, $ 97 70 

Pennsylvania — $7.50 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: 1st Altoona 5 00 

S. E. Dist., Cong.: "Individual" (Roy- 
ersford), 2 50 

Total for the month $ 7 50 

Total previously reported, 3fl 84 

Total for the year, $ 38 34 

Pennsylvania— $2.50 

S. E. Dist.. Cong.: Individual (Royers- 

ford), 2 50 

Total for the month, $ 2 50 

Total previously reported, 5 84 

Total for the year, $ 8 34 

California— $85.50 

So. Dist., Cong.: Mable Alice Funk 

(Covina), 85 50 

Florida— $50.00 

Cong.: "Right Hand" (Sebring), 50 00 

Indiana— $17.00 

No. Dist., S. S.: Cyrus Steele's Class 
(Middlebury) $7.00; "Helpers" Class (Mid- 

dlebury) $10.00, 17 00 

Iowa— $45.82 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. Alice B. Sny- 
der (Cedar Rapids) $31.00; Mrs. Lydia 
Ommen (Coon River) $10.00; Indv.: Re- 
becca C. Miller. $2.00 43 00 

So. Dist., S. S.: Salem, 2 82 

Ohio— $25.00 

N E. Dist., Cong.: Black River, 25 00 

P en n sy 1 vania^-$61 .50 

E. Dist., S. S.: Midway 27 50 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: Huntingdon, 29 00 

S. E. Dist., Individual (Royersford), .... 5 00 

Virginia — $2.12 

E. Dist., Cong.: Mt. Carmel, $ 2 12 

Total for the month, $ 286 94 

Total previously reported, 2,197 98 

Total for the year $ 2,484 92 

Maryland— $25.00 

E. Dist.. S. S.: Men's Bible Class (Wash- 
ington City) , 25 00 

Ohio— $12.50 

N. W. Dist., S. S.: Young People's Class, 
Oak Grove (Rome), 12 50 

Total for the month, $ 37 50 

Total previously reported, 233 75 

Total for the year, $ 27125 


California— $3.85 

So. Dist., Cong.: Catharine L. Yundt 

(Pomona), 3 85 

Idaho — $7.25 

Cong. : Nezperce 7 25 

Indiana— $12.04 

No. Dist., Cong.: No. Winona Lake, $3.00; 

S. S.: Cleveland Union, $9.04, 12 04 

Maryland— $25.23 

E. Dist., S. S.: Fulton Ave., Bait., 25 23 

Nebraska— $2.00 

Cong.: Mrs. Allie Eisenbise (Beatrice), 2 00 

Pennsylvania— $192.99 

E. Dist.. Cong.: Lancaster, 59 34 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: 1st Altoona, . .' 133 65 

Virginia— $6.35 

Sec. Dist., S. S.: "The Builders" Class, 
Mt. Bethel (Beaver Creek) 6 35 

Total for the month, $ 249 71 

Total previously reported, 1,243 26 

Total for the year, $ 1,492 97 


Michigan — $1.00 

Indv.: Unknown donor of Brutus, 100 

Total for the month, $ 100 

Total previously reported, 2100 

Total for the year, $ 22 00 


The Missionary Visitor 


Pennsylvania — $23.50 

E. Dist., Cong.: Spring Creek, 23 50 

Total for the month, $ 23 50 

Total previously reported, 00 

Total for the year, $ 23 50 

Illinois— $7.50 

So. Dist., Cong.: Camp Creek 7 50 

Iowa— $10.00 

Mid. Dist., Women's Missy. Soc. Dallas 
Center, 10 00 

Total for the month, $ 17 50 

Total previously reported, 2100 

Total for the year .' $ 38 50 

Illinois— $73.50 

No; Dist., Cong.: Elgin, 73 50 

Indiana— $253.12 

No. Dist., Cong.: New Paris, $115.00; 
Rock Run, $60.00, 175 00 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: W. Manchester, 45 04 

So. Dist., Cong.: Four Mile, $31.74; S. 

S.: White, $1.34, 33 08 

Maryland— $126.28 

E. Dist., Cong.: Washington City, $50.00; 
Bethany, $50.00; S. S.: Blue Ridge College 

(Pipe Creek) $26.28, 126 28 

Minnesota— $11 .72 

Cong.: John Kaiser (Minneapolis) $3.00; 

S. S.: Lewiston, $8.72, 1172 

Missouri— $18.17 

No. Dist., Cong.: No. Bethel, $6.17; Cong.: 

and S. S.: Shelby Co., $12.00, 18 17 

Nebraska— $5.00 

S. S.: Afton, 5 00 

North Dakota^$17.00 

Cong.: Cando, 17 00 

Ohio— $619.95 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: Goshen, 8 00 

N. W. Dist., S. S.: Eagle Creek, 350 00 

So. Dist., Cong.: Harris Creek, 261 95 

Pennsylvania— $314.19 

E. Dist., Cong.: Maiden Creek, 105 50 

Mid. Dist., Cong, and S. S. : Albright,... 8 69 

W. Dist., Cong.: Meyersdale, 200 00 

Virginia— $798.17 

E. Dist., Cong.: Oronoco, $5.00; Holly- 
wood, $5.00, 1000 

First Dist., Cong.: 9th S)t,. Roanoke, 
$71.00; Congs. of District, $617.17, 688 17 

Sec. Dist., Cong.: Bridge water, 100 00 

West Virginia— $22.05 

First Dist., Cong.: No. Fork 22 05 

Total for the month $ 2,259 15 

Total previously reported, 48,309 39 

Total for the year, .' $50,568 54 

Iowa— $10.00 

Mid. Dist., Women's Missy. Soc: Dallas 
Center 10 00 

Total for the month $ 10 00 

Total previously reported, 12 35 

Total for the year, $ 22 35 

Idaho— $62.95 

Fruitland Cong.: for Anetta Mow, 
$12.95; Nezperce S. S. for Dr. D. L. Horn- 
ing, $50.00 62 95 

Iowa— $677.86 

Mid. Dist., Dallas Center S. S. for Helser 
Budget, 420 00 

No. Dist., Ivester Cong, for W. Harlan 
Smith and Family, $157.86; Waterloo City 

5. S. (So. Waterloo) for Mary Shull, 

$100.00, 257 86 

Kansas— $1,049.26 

N. E. Dist., S. S.'s for Ella Ebbert, 275 00 

S. E. Dist., Congs. for Emma H. Eby, 
$53.37; Parsons S. S. for Emma H. Eby, 
$4.22 57 59 

S. 'W. Dist. Congs. for F. H. Crumpack- 

er and Wife, 716 67 

Missouri — $41 .66 

Mid. Dist., Prairie View Cong, for Jennie 
Mohler, $16.66; Kansas City Cong, for Jen- 
nie Mohler, $25.00, 4166 

Nebraska— $56.81 

Bethel Cong., for Raymond Flory, 56-81 

Ohio— $400.00 

N. E. Dist., Cleveland Cong, for Goldie 
Swartz, $95.00; E. Nimishillen Cong, for 
Goldie Swartz, $120.00; Owl Creek Cong, for 
Lola Helser, $35.00, 250 00 

N. W. Dist., Lick Creek Cong, for Eliza- 
beth Kintner, 150 00 

Pennsylvania — $505.50 

W. Dist., Johnstown Cong, for Samuel 
Bowman, $500.00; Red Bank S. S. for Ida 
Shumaker, Olive Widdowson, Grace Clap- 
per and Wm. Beahm, $5.50 505 50 

Virginia— $909.00 

No. Dist., Congs. for I. S. Long and Wife, 
$250.00; S. S.'s for Dr. F. J. Wampler, 
$150.00, 400 00 

First Dist., Leland C. Moomaw and Wife 
(Roanoke City N. W.) for Elsie Schickel, 400 00 

Sec. Dist., Elk Run Cong, for Sara Z. 
Myers, $59.00; Miss Willie B. Cline (Leba- 
non) for Alfred Hollenberg, $50.00, 109 00 

Washington— $12.29 

Wenatchee Valley S. S. for Ada Dun- 
ning, 12 29 

Wisconsin — $4.16 

Rice Lake S. S. for Kathryn Garner, 4 16 

Total for the month, $ 3,719 49 

Total previously reported, 30,290 73 

$ 34,010 22 

Correction No. 11, 50 00 

Correction No. 12, 13 10 

Total for the year, $33,947 12 


(Continued from Page 27) 

My 2, 11, 12, 4, is a pile. 
My 5, 11, 9, is a seat in church. 
My 9, 2, 8, 10, is the watery part of curdled 

My 2, 12, 13, 4, is a musical instrument. 
My 5, 1, 8, 3, 7, is a song of joy. 
Now let's all sing it together! 

(Answers next month) 

Who Sat at the Christmas Table.— Father, 

mother, sister, brother, uncle, aunt, cousin, 
niece, nephew, grandma. 

A Bag of Apples.— 1. Bellflower. 2. Wine- 
sap. 3. Jonathan. 4. Greening. 5. Duchess. 

6. Delicious. 7. Astrachan. 8. Baldwin. 
9. Ben Davis. 10. Wealthy. 


























Supported in Whole or in Part by Funds Administered by the General Mission Board 
With the Year They Entered Service 





Graybill, J. F., 1911 
Graybill, Alice M., 1911 
Buckingham, Ida, 1913 


Ting Hsien, 


Baker, Elizabeth, 1922 
Bright, J. Homer, 1911 
Bright, Minnie F., 1911 
Brubaker, Leland S., 1924 
Brubaker, Marie Woody, 

Clapper, V. Grace, 1917 
Coffman, Dr. Carl, 1921 
Dunning, Ada, 1922 
Flory, Byron M., 1917 
Flory, Nora, 1917 
Flory, Edna R., 1917 
Horning, Emma, 1903 
Kreps, Esther E., 1924 
Neher, Minneva J., 1924 
Sollenberger, O. C, 1919 
Sollenberger, Hazel C, 1919 
Vaniman, Ernest D., 1913 
Vaniman, Susie C, 1913 
W ampler, Dr. Fred J., 1913 
C.. 1913 

Wampler, Rebecca 

Liao Chou, Shansi, China 

Flory, Raymond, 1914 
Flory, Lizzie N., 1914 
Horning, Dr. D. L., 1919 
Horning, Martha D., 1919 
Hutchison, Anna, 1913 
Oberholtzer, I. E., 1916 
Oberholtzer, Eliz. W., 1916 
Senger, Nettie M., 1916 
Seese, Norman A., 1917 
Seese, Anna, 1917 
Shock, Laura J., 1916 

Shou Yang, Shansi, China 

Cline, Mary E., 1920 
Heisey, Walter J., 1917 
Heisey, Sue R., 1917 
Schaeffer, Mary, 1917 
Smith, W. Harlan, 1920 
Smith, Frances Sheller, 1920 

Tai Yuan, care of Y. M. C. 
A., Shansi, China 

Myers, Minor M. f 1919 
Myers, Sara Z., 1919 
Ikenberry, E. L., 1922 
Ikenberry, Olivia Dickens, 

Ullom, Lulu, 1919 
On Furlough 
Bowman, Samuel B., 5802 

Maryland Ave., Chicago, 

111., 1918 
Bowman, Pearl S., 5802 

Maryland Ave., Chicago, 

111., 1918 
Cripe, Winnie E., 3538 Con- 
gress St., Chicago, 111., 


Crumpacker, F 

111., 1908 
Crumpacker, Anna N 

gin, 111., 1908 
Metzger, Minerva, 

ville. Ind., 1910 
Pollock, Myrtle, 

Creek Sanitarium 

O., Battle Creek 


H, Elgin, 

, El- 


H. P. 


Garkida, Nigeria, West Af- 
rica, via Jos, Nafada & Biu 

Burke, Dr. Homer L., 1923 
Burke, Marguerite Shrock, 

Beahm, William M., 1924 
Beahm, Esther Eisenbise, 

Heckman, Clarence C, 1924 
Heckman, Lucile Gibson, 

Mallott, Floyd, 1924 
Mallott, Ruth Blocher, 1924 
Helser, A. D., 1922 
Helser, Lola Bechtel, 1923 
Kulp, H. Stover, 1922 

Ahwa, Dangs, India 

Garner, H. P., 1916 
Garner, Kathryn B.. 1916 
Shull, Chalmer, 19'9 
Shull, Mary S., 1910 

Anklesvar, Broach Dist., India 

Long, I. S., 1903 
Long, Effie V., 1903 
Miller, Arthur S. B., 1919 
Miller, Jennie B., 1919 
Miller, Sadie J., 1903 
Moomaw, I. W., 1923 
Moomaw, Mabel Winger, 

Shickel, Elsie, 1921 

Bulsar, Surat Dist., India 

Blickenstaff, Lynn A., 1920 
Blickenstaff, Mary B.. 1920 
Blickenstaff, Verna M., 1919 
Cottrell, Dr. a. Raymond, 

Cottrell, Dr. Laura M., 1913 
Kintner, Elizabeth, 1919 
Mohler, Jennie, 1916 
Wagoner, J. Elmer, U19 
Wagoner, Ellen H., 1919 

Dahanu, Thana Dist., India 

Butterbaugh, Andrew G., 

Butterbaugh, Bertha L., 

Ebbert, Ella, 1917 
Ahtzger, Dr. Ida, 1925 
Nickey, Dr. Barbara M., 

Royer, B. Mary, 1913 
Jalalpor, Surat Dist., India 
Forney, D. L., 1897 
Forney, Anna M., 1897 

Miller, Eliza B.. 1900 

Vada, Thana Dist., India 

Brumbaugh, Anna B., 1919 
Ebey, Adam, 1900 
Kbey, Alice K., 1900 
Kaylor, John I., 1911 
Kaylor, Ina M., 1921 
Swartz, Goldie E., 1916 

Palghar, Thana Dist., India 

Hollenberg, Fred M., 1919 
Hollenberg, Nora R.. 1919 

Post Umalla, via Anklesvar, 

Lichty, D. J., 1902 
Lichty, Anna Eby, 1912 
Summer, Benjamin F., 1919 
Summer, Nettie B., 1919 
Widdowscn, Olive, 1912 
Ziegler, Kathryn, 1908 

Vyara, via Surat Dist., India 

Blough, J. M., 1903 
Blough, Anna Z., 1903 
Brooks, Harlan J., 1924 
Brooks, Ruth F., 1924 
Grisso, Lillian, 1917 
Mow, Anetta, 1917 
Mow, Baxter M., 1923 
Mow, Anna Beahm, 1923 
Wolf, L. Mae, 1922 
Woods. Beulah. 1924 

On Furlough 

Alley, Howard L., 3435 
Van Buren St., Chicago, 
111., 1917 

Alley, Hattie Z., 3435 Van 
Buren St., Chicago, 19)7 

Eby, E. H., McFherso>. 
Kans., 1904 

Eby, Emma li., McPhe'son. 
Kans., 1904 

Hoffert, A. T., 3 '35 Van 
Buren St., Chicago, 111., 

Replogle, Sara New Enter- 
prise, Pa., 1919 

Shumaker, Ida C, Meyers- 
dale, Pa., 1910 


Church of the Brethren In- 
dustrial School, Geer, Va. 

Wampier, Nelie, 1922 
Bolinger, Amsey, 1922 
Bolinger, Florence, 1922 


Fort Worth, Texas, 

Horner, W. J., 1922 
Greene County, Pirkey, Va., 

H. C. Early 
Piney Flats, Tenn., 

Ralph White, 1923 

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Which Is Wiser? 



Must it always be so that "the sons of this world are for their 



generation wiser than the sons of light"? 



Will Hays, ex-Postmaster General, railroad capitalist, cinema 



czar and Presbyterian elder in asking his church recently 



for a $15,000,000 superannuated ministers' fund said: "Our 


so-called 'soulless' corporations, with more conscience than 


most of our churches in this regard, all find it good business 
to pension well their faithful employees." 


The list of needy old soldiers of the Cross in our own be- 


loved fraternity is growing these days very rapidly. Current 
income from the Conference Budget can provide for only a 



small part of them. It is now time to redeem ourselves and 


start a big endowment fund for the benefit of the next genera- 


tion of workers. 




Our Annuity Plan is open for endowment for 


superannuated ministers and missionaries. The 
provision for use of your money at death for 


this purpose can be written in our bond; but 
during your lifetime you enjoy an annuity 






Just a postal request for Booklet F216 will bring 
you information. 

(Cerveral Mission Board 

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„ INC0.-O««T„, „»* 




Church of the 'Brethren 

Vol. XXVI 11 February, 1926 

No. 2 

Pupils of the two Vyara, India, schools. There are 75 girls and 

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OTHO WINGER, President, North Man- 
chester, Ind., 1928- 

J. J. YODER, Vice-President, McPherson, 
Kans., 1926. 

A. P. . BLOUGH, Waterloo, Iowa, 1929. . 

H. H. NYE, Elizabethtown, Pa., 1927. 

LEVI GARST, Salem, Va., R. 1, 1930. 


CHARLES D. BONSACK, General Secretary. 

H. SPENSER MINNICH, Educational Secre- 
tary and Editor Missionary Visitor. 

M. R. ZIGLER, Home Mission Secretary. 
CLYDE M. CULP, Treasurer. 

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Better Americans 



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Volume XXVIII 


No. 2 



Money — What Did Jesus Say About It? By F. H. Crumpacker, 33 

Cheer the Workers, By General Mission Board, 34 


Anklesvar Notes for November, By A. S. B. Miller, 35 

Anklesvar Notes — India, By Effie V. Long, 35 

China Notes for November, 35 

Africa Notes for September and October, By W. M. Beahm, 37 

In Memoriam — Feme Heagley Coffman, By Florence Wirt Yohn, 38 

History of the Vada Station, India, By J. I. Kaylor, 40 

A Journey to China, By Vida M. Wampler, 55 


Young People's Sunday Evening Meetings, 41 

Letter From the Chinese Brethren Church Young People, 41 

Book Reviews, 42 


The Need for Sisters' Aid Work in the Mountains, By Lois P. Clark, ..44 

A Day of Prayer for Missions, 45 

An Aider's Aim, By Eva L. Whisler, 45 


What You Did for the Dahanu Hospital, By the Editor, 46 

On With the Hospital, By Aunt Adalyn, 46 

What the Children Are Doing, 47 

A Dahanu Hospital Dialogue, 47 

Junior League Mission Study, By Ernest M. Wampler, 52 



Money. Again, What Did Jesus Say About 

This time it is the Rich Young Man that 
came to Jesus seeking the way to the king- 
dom. In the December issue we talked of 
two other characters that actually misused 
their money. This young man was not 
censured for a wrong use, but for a wrong 

The Master asked him to part with his 
money. Oh, how human he was ! " Part 
with my money — me part with my money? 
No, I have a family," or if no family, " I 
want this for myself. I will have need 
of this against a rainy day. ' He that pro- 
videth not for his own, and specially his 

own household, hath denied the faith, and 
is worse than an unbeliever.' I have worked 
for what I have and I will keep it for my- 
self. I can't part with it." But the poor 
require food and clothing. A lot of people 
need the Gospel preached to them. Many 
young people should have Christian educa- 
tional facilities provided. Are you not will- 
ing to part with your money for these 
things? No, I have not much money and 
my needs are great. I will not leave it. It 
pains me to think of parting with it. I 
just like to have it around. If I could see 
some personal benefit coming from it I 
might let some go, but not otherwise. After 
all, I come from a family that needs to 


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have their name kept up. I don't want 
my family to be forgotten in this com- 
munity. I want to leave an old family 
home or a family farm. This name must 
be kept up." But the Master says to sell 
and distribute to the poor. - (No answer.) 
He also says, " Lay not up for yourselves 
treasures on the earth. Lay up treasures in 
heaven." " But I go to church. I keep 
the commandments. I don't break the law. 
I have been reared in a good home. Even 
from my youth up I hardly ever have missed 
a love feast." " But, brother, the Word 
says to sell and distribute to the poor. Come, 
and follow me. It seems that what you 
have is hindering you. Sell and part with 
your money." (Again no answer.) Then 
the Master said, " How hardly shall a man 
with riches enter the kingdom of heaven." 
The inference in this case is that accumulated 
wealth is very dangerous. A man's riches 
will most surely get between him and the 
kingdom. Now, brother, with money, in 
God's name and for his sake be careful 
how you hold on to what you have. Eco- 
nomically, about half of the people of the 
world do not have sufficient food and cloth- 
ing to make them comfortable. The same 
number of people are in great need of the 
Light and Life of love. Without help they 
will suffer in this life and in the life to 

One wealthy man said, " I want to store 
up and be at ease." A second said, " I 
want to live well. I must have my wants 
well supplied. I can't stand it to have any 
unsupplied needs. I have done enough hard 
work, and why should I not have the com- 
forts of life? I am using all my efforts 
to get things in shape so that I can take 
it easy in my comfortable home." The neces- 
sities of other people did not bother him. 
The third could see the needs of others, 
but he just could not part with his money. 

In my judgment Jesus said the three all 
lived for self and took no thought of spend- 
ing their money for others. They were not 
willing to show love with their money, and 
thus it was a hurt rather than a help to 
them. Dr. Nicoll pictures them rather well 
when he says, "A man's real self comes 
out in the way he thinks about his money, 
and talks about his money. To be found 
faithful in the unrighteous mammon, in our 

dealing material wealth, affords one great 
guaranty of our fitness for the true riches." 
The fact that these fellows took no thought 
of others in the use of their money con- 


One of the many discouraging 
features of a continuing deficit in 
our mission funds is its cheerless 
message to the workers on the 
field. Their task is a difficult one 
at best. Body, mind and spirit are 
tested again and again as they try 
to interpret Christ and his love to 
strange people under the most dif- 
ficult circumstances. Years are re- 
quired to get a good start. Then 
often in the face of a ripening 
harvest, the need of funds compels 
schools to be closed, workers dis- 
missed and plans postponed that 
have grown out of years of work 
and prayer. The discouragement 
is the more keen because they hear 
America was never so rich! They 
feel we have forgotten them and 
the work entrusted to their care! 

The General Mission Board sug- 
gests the FIRST SUNDAY IN 
FEBRUARY as a day for a special 
offering to close the year without 
a deficit. Our fiscal year closes 
the last day of February. For two 
years it has closed with a deficit 
of from $16,000 to more than $22,- 
000. Let us make it a balance this 
year and cheer the workers at 
home and abroad ! A bit of prayer- 
ful enthusiasm and sacrifice will 
make it a success for the home 
church and cheer the workers. If 
the second Sunday suits better, use 
it, but send the money before Feb- 
ruary 28, to get credit in this year. 
Begin to plan and pray now that the 
Lord may have a fair chance to 
help us make it a success. The 
work is the Lord's and the whole 
church should share in its bless- 
General Mission Board, Elgin, 111. 


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demned them in the sight of Jesus. Jesus 
says the blessings come when we take 
thought of others in expending our money. 
" Others " is not only a trite saying, but 
it is the way of life. It is the way, and I 
know no second way. 

F. H. Crumpacker. 


A. S. B. Miller 
During the month of November, from the 7th 
to the 21st, the workers of Anklesvar District met 
at Anklesvar for Bible instruction. This year, 
instead of having men and women workers arriv- 
ing separately, all came at one time. Some of 
the classes were conducted with men and women 
together and some separately. Bro. N. M. Maidha, 
of Jalalpor District, came and helped us for the 
two weeks, teaching one of the classes for men and 
one for women each day besides preaching in the 
evening. His many years of experience and fruit- 
ful labors in the Lord's vineyard, along with his 
enthusiasm and knowledge of the Word of God, 
make him most fitted to bring messages of in- 
spiration to Christian workers. For conducting the 
remaining classes local missionaries and leading 
India workers were used. Bro. D. J. Lichty also 
brought two helpful messages while spending a 
day at Anklesvar during the time. We feel that 
the two weeks were most helpful to all, and fitted 
all of us better for the touring season, which 
begins with the cool period, when special definite 
efforts will be made to bring Christ's message to 
the people of this area. 

The fourteen boys of the advanced class in the 
vocational training school took the government 
examination (first year) and are anxiously waiting 
to know the results. All passed in the oral prac- 
tical examination, but the results of the written 
examination have not been announced. These boys 
will now go to work in the various districts. We 
hope and pray that they may be used mightily in 
the Lord's work. Of this number who prove them- 
selves worthy some may later go on for further 
preparation and education. 

The late rain Nov. 9 was a great help for the 
crops of this area. The cotton has taken on new 
color and has shown a wonderful change during 
the past twenty days. This rain, however, was 
rather untimely for our workers who were living 
in shacks made from chattai and bamboos. These 
shacks were quickly soaked through and blown 
down, while the occupants took refuge in the girls' 
school-building which Sister Shickel kindly opened. 
This house, too, leaked because the tiles were 
blown off by the wind, as did also several of the 
bungalows. Still we are thankful for the benefits 
of the rain. & j& 


Effie V. Long 
Eleven girls go up for vernacular final, sixth- 
grade examination, next week. 

Our first class of boys from our School for 
Teachers has just left us for their places of 
work. Fourteen sat for first-year examination. 
Several are weak in mathematics, so will likely fail. 
The deputy inspector, the examiner, was well 
pleased with their teaching ability. Our prayers 
go with them as they return to their own people 
to serve. »g 

We now have fourteen boys in each of two parts 
of the seventh grade, eleven in the teachers' class 
and five in the carpenter class, with several yet 
to join us. The staff recognizes their splendid op- 
portunity for character development. 

The missionaries' children, of whom three come 
from the writer's home, are expected home within 
about ten days. Nine months away does not 
seem like a dream. The one compensation is that 
they have been this while in a good school, in 

the Hills. 


On the ladies' compound an institute for village 
teachers and wives has been held, and it is agreed 
that these workers were given some rich lessons. 
May God's blessing abide upon them all during 
the coming winter. 


Shou Yang 

The woman's evangelist department has been 
working in the out-station villages the past months. 
While there seems to be less general friendliness, 
what there is appears more real. The curiosity of 
the crowd that comes to see the foreigner is soon 
over and the people are more genuinely interested 
in the Gospel. »j 

One woman, seventy-four years old, told us re- 
cently how for thirty years she had been seeking 
after God. For a long time she was a sun worshiper 
and thought the sun was God. Then she found 
out that the sun is nothing but a ball, and she 
was more puzzled than ever. Since she heard of 
the Christian's God she is convinced that he is the 
God. She is not far enough along openly to declare 
her belief. We are glad to find here and there 
a searcher after God. 

On Oct. 25 Bro. Li Chun Chung was quietly 
married in his own home. The bride was a girl 
who had been reared in his home from infancy. 
The ceremony was performed by Bro. Heisey. 
More than thirty guests were present, six of 
whom were Christians. The ceremony consisted 
of a song by the group, a brief prayer, a short 
address, including the marriage ceremony, and a 
closing prayer. After the ceremony the guests 
were entertained at an elaborate feast. It might 
be interesting to note that the bridal costume 
consisted of a very bright red, which is usual 
in China. The day for the wedding was auspicious 
and there were many weddings, but among them 
was only one Christian marriage in this community. 
We rejoice in the courage of the home in break- 
ing completely away from the heathen ceremonies. 


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Boys' School Notes 

There have been only eighteen pupils in the 
three high-school classes during this month. Sev- 
eral good boys dropped out during October. They 
could not find the money necessary for their ex- 
penses, low as they are in our school. Our 
school here at Shou Yang will never be very 
large until the people have a real desire for an 
education and are at the same time better fixed 

The primary school has over forty pupils. Mr. 
Nieh, the principal, is certainly putting his heart 
into the work, and his efforts are bearing fruit. 
We surely are thankful for good Christian men, 
such as he, to teach and have charge of our 

You and I are responsible for these sixty or 
more boys. I am not only praying for them, but 
am also trying to see that they get the teaching 
that will cause them to develop into good Chris- 
tian Chinese citizens. Are you praying for them? 
The effectual prayer of the righteous man availeth 

One of our teachers left us, the last part of 
October. Now we are glad he is gone, even if 
it did cause us a little inconvenience for a time. 
His influence upon the boys, although he was 
supposed to be a Christian, was not the best. He 
did not love the boys, and neither did he have 
the spirit and attitude of a real teacher. We 
have another man, who will stay until the New 
Year's vacation. He is much better in every 
way. Our teaching force is the best that we 
have had for some time. 



About two years ago the Y. M. C. A. brought 
to China the Father and Son program with which 
we are so familiar in the States. This idea, how- 
ever, is very new for China. Following up the 
idea our boys' worker, Mr. Chang, used it in his 
department with his boys. A very helpful meet- 
ing was held. We hope for several results from 
this. First, it is a means of interesting the 
fathers in our boys' work, and it is a point of 
contact which we hope to use as a means of relat- 
ing the fathers to the church. 

This month we are glad to note an increase of 
interest among the women. While living, the hus- 
band of our Bible woman was an official here at 
Taiyuan. This interest helps very much, as in 
this way we are making contacts with the official 
class of the city which we hope will bear fruit 

for the Master. 


The last week of November was Model Home 
Week at the Y. M. C. A. At one of the meet- 
ings Mrs. Myers gave a talk on " Training the 
Child in the Home." Each of the Y. M. C. A. secre- 
taries wore a red and blue flower. They said that 
in China red stands for a man and blue for a 
woman, so they chose these flowers, to stand for 

a model home. 


We were very glad to have Miss Shock with us 

for a few days this month. She was on her way 
to Taiku and Fenchow, where, as at Taiyuan, 
she is studying the schools and educational policies 
of our sister mission. We wish her a successful 
trip and hope she may find something from her 
study of these older and more experienced missions 
that may help us in our educational program. 
Mrs. Smith and her daughter, Dorothy, made us 
a short visit this month. We are always glad to 
welcome our coworkers from the other stations. 

This month has seen quite a bit of military 
activity, such as the moving of many troops to 
the borders of the province. The governor thought 
this necessary for the best interests of the province, 
due to the general military unrest. This troop move- 
ment, however, caused a bit of tension and unrest 
in the city, but at present (Nov. 30) nothing serious 
has happened, and we hope and pray that Shansi 
may continue free from further military activity. 

Thanksgiving evening nine of us gathered at 
the Scofield home to commemorate the day. One 
of those present was an English doctor, who was 
there because he had married an American wife. 
We had a very pleasant evening together. 

Ping Ting 

The hospital gladly welcomed a new Chinese M. 
D., Dr. Chu, Nov. 3. He came on a two months' 
trial — trial for himself as well as for us. He is to re- 
turn to Peking to finish a special course there, 
after which he will come back if satisfactory terms 
can be made, and take over the management of 
the hospital in the absence of the foreign doctors 
while they are on furlough. He seems quite capable 
in his work. »g 

We have had an unusual number of sufferers 
from the coal mines the past month. As many as 
twelve burn cases were in at one time. Others were 
injured in various ways by falling coal or dirt. 
Can you imagine the care they take and the time 
the nurses must spend with them? Many of them 
cannot even feed themselves. 

The women's ward has been kept busy taking 
care of the unusual number of obstetric cases the 
past month or two. There have been a number 
of Caesarean sections, and others would have been 
operated on had they come in time to save the 
baby, but, sad to say, too many have come too 
late to save either mother or babe. For two 
weeks we have been working to save a mother 
who they said had been in labor about seven days 
previous to coming in. Her life is uncertain yet. 
We hope to do some preventive work in the near 
future and try to help them to see the folly of 
this unnecessary loss of life. 


Our station was glad to entertain Mr. Smith, of 
Columbia University, New York, who is getting in- 
formation for a new geography that he is writing. 
He is the author of the " Human Geography," used 
in many of the schools. 


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The most interesting church service held for 
some time was that of consecration for the babies. 
Although it was raining, thirteen babies were 
brought to the church to receive a blessing. After 
the inspiring consecration service Bro. Yin gave 
a wonderful sermon to the parents on the duties 
and blessings of the Christian home. On the Sun- 
day before the fall festival for the worshiping of 
ancestors at their graves, another inspiring seivice 
was held, teaching the people how Christians rever- 
ence their parents. We do not love them the less 
because we do not worship them. Worship belongs 
to God only. We love and honor them while they 
are living and reverently care for their grave and 
treasure their memory and teaching very sacredly 
after their death. Another meeting was a special 
song service, when much of the message was given 
through songs by the congregation. 

Chinese women are not afraid to work. Many 
of our industrial women study from one to three 
hours a day in the Bible school and sew the 
rest of the day to support the family. Besides 
this, some insist on staying up to sew more than 
half the night. We have found it necessary to 
insist that they take life less strenuously, to keep 
from impairing their health. A number of heart 
failures and other troubles warned us that we 
must see that they have more rest, and their 
health is much better this year. 

Here is one example of the hundreds of fine 
results of the baby campaign. A young woman 
killed her first baby because it was a girl. Last 
year she was in one of the mothers' classes; now 
she is in the Bible school, the best student in her 
class. She is preparing to welcome the second baby 
with a fine outfit of clothing and to love it, whether 
it is a boy or a girl. Such is the transforming 
power of the Gospel. 


W. M. Beahm 
No matter what great faith one may have, it 
is reassuring when the fruits of faith arrive. We 
have been overjoyed and humbled to receive at last 
the promise of a lease for the occupancy of our 
site at Garkida. This comes after waiting since 
April, 1923, when the application was made. It 
means that our tenure of service at this place is 
sufficiently permanent for every hope. There has 
been a new note of buoyancy in both our work 
and our prayers since this word has come. 

With the closing of the wet season we are 
privileged to get out into the villages for more 
intensive evangelistic work. The whole mission 
family has been busy in spare moments in preach- 
ing and teaching in villages, both near by and 
remote. The new workers are getting up suffi- 
cient courage to venture into villages without the 
help and guidance of the experienced ones (that 
is, those who have been here two or three years 
instead of one). The last week of October Breth- 
ren Helser, Mallott, and Kulp made a tour over 

west to the Kwaya district, about forty miles from 
here. This territory is right in the heart of the 
Bura population, whereas Garkida is on the south- 
east corner. The purpose of this tour was to 
initiate some rather extensive preaching tours 
over there, getting acquainted with the people and 
looking forward to the opening of a new station. 
Bro. Mallott will spend his time in that area. 

The school work is another example of the 
saying, " Happy is that people whose annals are 
few." The work goes on steadily. Growth among 
the boys is noticeable; first the blade, then the 
ear, and then the full corn in the ear. There has 
been a group of over a dozen boys here as board- 
ing boys in the school. They have been among 
the most eager pupils. Right now most of them 
have gone home for a time to help in gather- 
ing the crops, which are unusually good this 
year. One day the whole school was dismissed 
so the boys could do their part of " Good Roads 
Day," when all the Buras turned out to labor- on 
the road. The new workers are gradually taking 
over the duties in the school, so that there will 
be as little break as possible when the furlough 
party goes home. & 

A dispensary has been established in Gwobola, 
about nine miles down the Hawal. Weekly visits 
are made to this village. It is hoped that similar 
work can be started in other villages of equal or 
greater distance away. Those living closer will be 
able to receive aid at the daily dispensary privileges 
at our hospital. Two houses are being erected for 
the use of our two hospital assistants, Risko and 
Yamta. Both are progressing in the amount of 
aid they can give. A boy from the Kilba tribe, 
neighboring us, has been operated on successfully, 
and there are now a number waiting for opera- 
tions. The health of the mission family is good. 

The first loads have gone for the furlough party 
who leave here the first of December. Pray for 
us who, in our green and salad days, are left to 
carry on the work. 


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But not today. Then be content, poor heart, 

God's plans, like lilies, pure and white unfold. 
We must not tear the close-shut leaves apart, 

Time will reveal the hidden cups of gold. 
And if through patient toil we reach the land, 

Where weary feet, with sandals loose, may rest, 
Then shall we know and clearly understand — 

I think that we shall say, " God knew the best." 

— Mary Louise Riley Smith. 

Please Note 

The call for a missionary offer- 
ing in February. You will find 
the appeal on page 34, entitled 
" Cheer the Workers." 


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In Memoriam— Feme Heagley Coffman 


daughter of G. A. and Rebecca 
Heagley, was born March 5, 1889, on 
a farm near Frederick, S. Dak., where her 
childhood days were spent with her parents 
and sisters, Flossie Heagley Kimmel and 
Olive Heagley Thompson. 

Feme began her educational career when 
but five years of age in a rural school- 
house. After completing the grades and 
two years of high school, she taught for 
three years in a rural school near her home. 
Two years were then spent at Bridgewater 
College in completing the 
academy, as well as taking 
some college subjects. Fol- 
lowing this she took Bible 
study at Bethany Bible 
School for two years, and in 
the practical work depart- 
ment at Bethany discovered 
her life work. At a conven- 
tion of the United Student 
Volunteer Band of Chicago, 
held at Lake Forest, 111., in 
1912, she signed the volunteer 
pledge,' and became an active 
member of the band. From 
the mission field came con- 
stant appeals for workers 
who were prepared to minis- 
ter to the physical as well as the spiritual 
needs of the people. And after prayerful 
consideration Feme decided that she could 
best serve her Master and humanity by 
caring for and relieving their suffering 
bodies. In harmony with this decision plans 
were made to enter a training school for 
nurses. But the necessary funds were not 
available, so she again entered the school- 
room and taught one year at Wetonka, S. 
Dak. Being eager to begin training for 
her life's work, she went directly to Chicago 
and entered the Illinois Training School for 
Nurses. After receiving her R. N. several 
months were spent in private nursing. 

September 25, 1917, Miss Heagley was mar- 
ried to Carl Flory Coffman at her home in 
Batavia, 111. Shortly after their marriage 
they moved to Chicago, and while her hus- 

band was busily engaged in completing his 
medical work, she seized every opportunity 
to better qualify herself for her future field 
of service. In addition to her home duties 
she was supervisor of surgery in Cook 
County Hospital for one year. 

When Dr. Coffman was called to serve 
his country at Camp Jackson, Mrs. Coff- 
man was appointed assistant superintendent 
of nurses in the South Carolina Baptist Hos- 
pital. After Dr. Coffman's discharge from 
the army they returned to Chicago. For 
a few months Mrs. Coffman did private 
nursing, and then for eight 
months did public health 
nursing for the Infant Wel- 
fare Society of Chicago. 

In the spring of 1920 her 
father, who, with her mother, 
had been spending the winter 
in California, passed away. 
This was a great loss, as her 
father, and likewise her 
mother, had been such a con- 
stant source of inspiration all 
through the years of prepara- 
tion. In June of the same 
year Dr. Coffman began his 
interneship at Cincinnati, 
Ohio, and Mrs. Coffman re- 
mained with her mother at 
Batavia. In November little Mary Kather- 
ine came as an added blessing to their 
happy home. 

The following spring Dr. Coffman com- 
pleted his interneship and they were called 
by the General Mission Board to give their 
lives in service in the China field. It had 
been their one hope and only ambition 
through their years of training to serve their 
Lord and Master in the needy foreign field. 
From the time they became volunteers every 
possible effort was put forth that they 
might become efficient workers wherever 
the Lord might call them to labor. Only 
their near friends know of the sacrifices 
they made in order to realize their desires. 
But having this as their goal they were 
able to meet all discouragements and over- 
come all obstacles. Nothing was thought 


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too difficult that would provide added ex- 

In August, 1921, with a glad heart Feme 
sailed with her husband for China. Even 
though the language study and the daily 
duties were not so easy, she enjoyed the 
work. Her strong personality, congenial 
disposition, splendid training, and her ability 
to adapt herself to her surroundings made 
her a valuable nurse in the Ping Ting Hos- 

In February, 1922, little George Heagley 
was born to them. The two children were 
a source of much joy to their parents, but 
two months before the mother was called 
the little son was taken to his heavenly 
home. Only mothers who have suffered a 
like loss can realize what this meant to 
Mrs. Coffman. 

Not long after the death of little George, 
arrangements were made for them to take 
their vacation. They planned to start the 
morning of July 21 to the Liao Hills. Little 
Mary Katherine and their cook, together 
with Howard Sollenberger, were allowed to 
go down the day before in the Liao car. 
But that night a heavy rain made the roads 
impassable for cars. Being eager to start, 
and after waiting two days they decided 
to " hike it," a distance of eighty miles, and 
they arrived at the Hills three and a half 
days later. They so much enjoyed the 
first week's rest! On Sunday morning 
Feme led them in their worship. That 
afternoon she became very ill and was 
taken to the hospital at Liao Chow, a dis- 
tance of ten miles. On Monday Dr. Horn- 
ing and Dr. Wampler operated on her. Her 
condition was quite hopeful until Friday 
afternoon, when there was a sudden change 
for the worse. Peritonitis had set in. In 
spite of the fact that she had been given 
the best possible medical care, she passed 
away that evening. What grief is caused 
when we are called to give up one of our 
dear ones here in the homeland, but what 
must it mean for the missionaries to give 
up one of their number so far from loved 
ones? The next afternoon, after a brief 
service, Dr. Coffman and little Mary 
Katherine started, with the body of the one 
so near and dear to them, on that long and 
lonely trip back to Ping Ting. There she 

was laid to rest on the hill in sight of the 
Ping Ting Hospital. 

Truly, God's ways are not our ways. 
Scores of friends and relatives have been 
looking forward to the time of her fur- 
lough, but none so much as the dear mother 
and sisters. Let us remember her loved 
ones, and especially her bereaved husband 
and little daughter in China. 

Dr. Coffman has decided to remain at 
his post of duty, and in the spring send 
Mary Katherine, who is but five years of 
age, to America. It will be so very hard 
for him to give up his third and remaining 
treasure. Only his great love for her and 
his desire that she may receive the best 
of care and training cause him to be will- 
ing to make this sacrifice. Her grand- 
mother, Mrs. Rebecca Heagley, and aunt, 
Mrs. Flossie Heagley Kimmel, of Sheldon, 
Iowa, with whom Mrs. Heagley is now 
living, will give her the best of care. Let 
us pray that the Father will send the needed 
strength for these trying days, and then 
in that better land we will understand. 

" Sometime " 

Sometime, when all life's lessons have been learned, 

And sun and stars forevermore have set, 
The things our weak judgments here have spurned, 

The things o'er which we've grieved with lashes 
Will flash before us, out of life's dark night, 

As stars shine more in deepest tints of blue, 
And we shall know why all God's plans were right, 

And how what seemed reproof was love most true. 

And we shall see how, while we frown and sigh, 

God's plans go on as best for you and me; 
How, when we called, he heeded not our cry, 

Because his wisdom to the end could see. 
And even as prudent parents disallow, 

Too much of sweet to craving babyhood, 
So God, perhaps, is keeping from us now 

Life's sweetest things because it seemeth good. 

And if, sometimes commingled with life's wine, 

We find the wormwood and rebel and shrink, 
Be sure a wiser hand than yours or mine 

Pours out this potion for our lips to drink. 
And if some friend we love is lying low, 

Where human kisses cannot reach his face 
Oh, do not blame the loving Father so, 

But wear your sorrow with obedient grace. 

And you shall shortly know that lengthened breath 

Is not the sweetest gift God sends his friends, 
And that the sable pall of death, 

Conceals the fairest bloom his love can send. 
If we could push ajar the gates of life, 

And stand within and all God's workings see, 
We could interpret all this doubt and strife, 

And for each mystery could find a key. 
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History of the Vada Station-India 

Missionary to India 

JUST outside the mission compound at 
Vada is a little idol temple. It is an 
uninteresting, unpretentious affair, and 
would not bother the missionary much 
were it not for the significance that the 
people place in it. In 1908, when the bunga- 
low was built, a wise (?) Hindu prophesied 
that the mission work at Vada would not 
prosper because of this idol temple. And 
often since, when backsets come to our 
work, they say "I told you so." Many 
efforts have been made to purchase the 
right to dispose of the temple, but they 
tenaciously hold on to it. We do not 
believe that that little god of stone has the 
power to keep the Lord's work from 
prospering, but we do believe that Satan 
is putting up a mighty fight to maintain 
the hold he has undisputedly claimed over 
the people for so many generations. 

It was only by the grace of God, working 
through the fine dispositions of the early 
faithful ones, that even a start was accom- 
plished. Caste prejudices here are strong 
and the people from the first considered 
Christians as defiled. There have been 
many dark days, many discussions as to 
whether or not we should close the station 
and move out; many thousands of rupees 
spent in buildings and equipment ; and more 
changes in missionary and Indian staff than 
have been good for the work. There have 
been much unfaithfulness and sin among 
the Christians. But through it all we still 
believe that there is a living God, who has 
blessed and is still blessing and leading. 
Many have sown and watered, but he is 
the Giver of the increase. More lives of 
missionaries have been laid down here than 
in all of our other stations put together. 
In 1910 the first one of the missionaries was 
called from the service to his eternal 
reward; seven years later, almost to the 
day, death again visited the Vada mission 
family; another seven years rolled by, and 
again the death angel hovered near for 
weeks and his victory seemed almost sure, 
but the tide turned, life was spared, and 
our prayers were answered. 

So we are prone to believe, at least to 
hope, that the tide is turning in the great 
work here in Vada County. In the last 
year or so there has been a noticeable 
change in the attitude of the people, both 
in Vada village and in the surrounding 
country, toward the Christian people. Our 
hearts are warmed repeatedly by the friend- 
liness with which we are received in the 
many heathen homes. This does not mean 
that they are ready to become Christian, 
but it does mean that we are given the 
opportunity to tell the gospel story. It also 
means that prejudices that have stood like 
a stone wall are weakening. 

We are receiving more calls to open vil- 
lage schools than we can find masters to 
place in them. From one village recently 
came the message, " Tell your missionaries 
if they do not give us a master we will 
make war on them." Which of course is 
only a way of saying they are in earnest. 

There has been an organized church at 
Vada since 1917. Very few of the local 
people of Vada have become Christians, but 
the membership has been made up mostly 
of workers and their families who were 
imported from other places and often 
proved transient. This has not been a 
healthy condition, but was the best that 
could be done under the circumstances. 

Our boarding-school, though small, is 
made up mostly of local orphan children, 
who are happy in their Christian surround- 

Medical work has helped much to win a 
place for the Christian cause in the hearts 
of the people. Though there has been no 
M. D. here, the little dispensing of simple 
remedies has brought many contacts that 
otherwise would never have been made. 

Direct street preaching has brought no 
visible results here. The ordinary living 
among and dealing with the people in the 
affairs of daily life help most to get ac- 
quainted with them and break down fear 
and prejudice. The right kind of a life 
is the strongest possible witness, and is 
perhaps the most difficult to live. 


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German Relief Clothing. During the 
winter 1924-5 the Church of the Brethren 
sent six tons of clothing to the poor people 
of Germany. Some clothing was contributed 
after the shipment was made. This was 
held until this winter and in January this 
shipment of 450 lbs. was shipped to Ger- 
many along with a shipment from the Men- 
nonite church. It is true that Germany as 
a nation is improving her financial condi- 
tion. However, there are thousands of poor 
people for whom the government is unable 
to properly provide. 

S.ster Ruth Forney Brooks has been ill for 
several months. Surgical care has failed to 
provide the desired relief. It is the recom- 
mendation of the doctors that she have a 
rather lengthy period of rest when a new 
operation may be attempted. It is not de- 
termined yet whether this operation 
will be performed in India or if 
Sister Brooks will come to America for 
this medical attention. Brother and Sister 
Brooks went out to India in 1924. They are 
just getting ready to be of real service. Let 
us pray for Sister Brooks' recovery that 
her cherished dreams to serve her Master 
in India may be fulfilled. 

Brother Edward Frantz, Editor of the 
Gospel Messenger, has been a very patient 
guest of Sherman Hospital in Elgin for 
nearly seven weeks. Last evening (Jan. 17, 
1926) the Visitor editor visited at his bed- 
side and found him abounding in the Lord's 
love in spite of his serious affliction. He 
has listened carefully to the encouragement 
the doctors gave him and is building hopes 
on being released from his bed by the last 
of this week. Let us trust that by the time 
the readers get this Visitor Bro. Frantz 
will be well enough to be in his home. 

Brethren H. Stover Kulp and A. D. Helser, 
wife, Lola, and baby Esther arrived in New 

York, Jan. 13, from their first term of service 
in Africa. The men went immediately to 
Atlantic City to attend the annual Foreign 
Missions Conference, which was also attend- 
ed by Brethren Chas. D. Bonsack, General 
Secretary of the General Mission Board, 
Frank Crumpacker, pioneer missionary to 
China, and Sister Ida C. Shumaker from 
India. The Foreign Missions Conference 
is the gathering of representatives of all 
missionary societies for discussion of their 
mutual problems. The present disturbed 
situation in China makes it imperative that 
the Boards pool their judgment and 
wisdom in meeting the hard problems 
abroad. Brethren Helser and Kulp hope to 
bring many messages from Africa to the 
home churches. 

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The topic suggested by the General Sun- 
day School Board, for use on Sunday even- 
ings from January to March, is missions. 
" China's Real Revolution," price, 50c in 
paper, is the book. In the December Visi- 
tor a list of suggestions was published to 
make the study more valuable. In the 
January Visitor a list of China's needs was 
given for prayer. Won't you help China 
by your earnest prayer? The American 
young Brethren are asked to provide the 
necessary money for mission work among 
Chinese young people for one year. The 
cost is approximately $4,000. We suggest 
that until the end of March you receive an 
offering for this purpose each Sunday even- 
ing; at least one very special offering at 
the close of your study. Be sure to send 
it in to the General Mission Board promptly 
at the end of March. When sending, state 
that it is for the fund, " Christ for Young 


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Ping Ting Chou, Shansi, China, 

Dec. 1, 1925. 
Dear Young People in America : 

Although we are very far apart, still, be- 
cause of the love of Jesus, we know that 
you are constantly thinking and praying 
for us over here. Many of us have not 
been in the church long, and most of us 
are only common school students, so have 
not a great amount of wisdom, but still we 
wish to tell you something of the condi- 
tion of our country, our church and our 

Our country is in a very unsettled state, 
because several of our generals have taken 
authority and power into their hands and 
give the country no peace. This trouble in 
China is not the wish of, or caused by, the 
millions of China. It is all because of these 
generals. We young people are all opposed 
to war, and all the students of China are 
doing everything in their power to bring 
peace and prosperity to their country. 

China has borrowed much money from 
foreign countries, but these generals have 
wasted it in needless wars, bringing us only 
sorrow and poverty. We hope that when 
you again lend us money for our govern- 
ment there will be a contract, making it 
positively clear that the money cannot be 
used by these generals for war purposes. 
You see, we, the common people, have to 
repay all these loans by taxes, etc. All the 
burden falls on us and we wish to protest 
against it. 

As to our schools, the economic con- 
dition of China is such that most of us young 
people cannot get a higher education, so 
our boys' school is very eager to have an 
industrial school in connection with the 
literary school, that we may learn to make 
a living with our hands, as Jesus did. In 
the mission colleges of China now, six in 
ten are preparing to be doctors, one in ten 
is preparing for teaching, and one in a hun- 
dred is being fitted for the ministry. They 
select this way so they can make a better 

Our schools have been established some 
fourteen years and seven classes have 
graduated. Many of the graduates have be- 
come high-school and college students, 

nurses, evangelists, and teachers, while 
others have married and have pleasant 
homes. All are very happy to have had 
these opportunities, but the many who are 
not so fortunate are sad because they can- 
not have these advantages. Our schools 
have a Y. M. C. A. and a Y. W. C. A., from 
which we derive a great deal of benefit. 
Not only have they developed us in an 
educational way, but they have taught us 
to love one another as Christian workers. 
Each year many new pupils enter our so- 
cieties, and we hope each one will be a 
good example to bring others to Jesus. 

This year Miss Metzger, the principal of 
our girls' school, is at home in America, 
and Mr. Vaniman has charge of both of the 
schools. Although Miss Metzger is away, 
we still carry on the school as we think 
she would have us do. 

We have basketball and some other 
athletics in our schools. The girls' school 
is very much interested in all kinds of hand- 
work, such as knitting, crocheting, tatting, 
sewing. The boys are much interested in 
their orchestra. 

The church here is no more like a small 
child, easy to direct, but like a pupil in its 
teens, needing wise control; hence we are 
having some difficulties and misunderstand- 
ings. The teachings of Jesus are very much 
thought of all over China, but because of 
the treatment we are receiving from some 
of the Christian nations we are very much 
displeased. Because of the unequal treaties 
with other countries and the bad treat- 
ment some of our Chinese workmen have 
received in the factories managed by for- 
eigners, we have been very unhappy. Many 
foreigners in China do. not treat us kindly, 
as do the missionaries, and because of these 
the missionaries, too, have to suffer. You 
see many people do not distinguish between 
good and bad foreigners, so now the church 
is receiving some criticism and persecution, 
for which we are sorry. 

We thank you for all the help you have 
given us in China, and hope you will con- 
tinue to pray for us and assist us in all our 
troubles. We will be pleased to hear from 
you young people in America. 
God bless you all. 
From the Young People of the 
Brethren Church. 

Ping Ting, China. 


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Missions and World Problems, a Syllabus 
of Questions for Use by Discussion Classes. 
Copyright, 1925, by R. E. McCulloch, for 
the National Conference on the Christian 
Way of Life. Paper, 75c; cloth, $1. The 
Inquiry, 129 E. 52d St., New York City. 

The chapters begin with a number of 
pertinent questions touching the great is- 
sues of the present world. Following these 
questions there are many quotations from 
books and magazines of the world which 
throw light on the problems raised. 

The chapters of the book are as follows : 
I. Missions and Race Problems. II. Mis- 
sions and the Migrations of Peoples. III. 
Missions, World Health and Social Reform. 
IV. Missions and the Economic System of 
the Western World. V. Missions and World 
Peace. VI. Missions and a World Outlook. 

Viewing missions in its social aspects this 
book is the best that has been published for 
student discussion groups. Any pastor or 
layman could also well afford to make a 
study of the great social problems con- 
fronting the world and the efforts being 
made to solve them. The meaning of Chris- 
tianity in its human relationships, with spe- 
cial attention to industry, citizenship, race 
relations and the church in its social and 
civic relationships, is handled in masterful 
style.— H. S. M. ^ 

Native Churches in Foreign Fields, by 
Henry Howsie Rowland. The Methodist 
Book Concern, 1925; price, $1.50. 

Mr. Rowland, a missionary of ten years' 
experience in China, addresses himself to 
the study of the growth of churches from 
their beginning as missions to their ma- 
turity as indigenous churches. He defines 
the indigenous church as one that is self- 
supporting, self-governing and self-propagat- 
ing. He not only writes regarding the 
present modern missionary situation, but 
about the growth and extension of the 
apostolic churches down to the present 

The author very strikingly points out the 
necessity for more responsibility on the 
part of the local people of any mission ter- 
ritory. Responsibility for self-support and 
self-government and for the extension of the 
church is essential for growth. This book 

will greatly help mission administrators in 
their tasks.— H. S. M. 



At the conclusion of your Mission Study 
in March will you give a missionary pro- 

The June and September Visitors each 
year, especially 1925, contain valuable pro- 
gram material concerning our own mission 
work in China. Secure a copy of the Sep- 
tember Visitor by writing the General Mis- 
sion Board, Elgin, 111. 

Other material is suggested: Missionary 
Programs No. 1, 35c. Missionary Enter- 
tainments, a 164 page book full of recita- 
tions, easy plays, etc., especially valuable 
for workers where resources are limited, 65c. 
Order these books from Brethren Publishing 
House, Elgin, 111. 


(Continued from Page 64) 

Cong, for F. H. Crumpacker & Wife, $71.01, 83 65 
Michigan— $362.50 

Junior Depts. of S. S.'s for Harlan G. 
Bowman, $37.50; Primary Depts. of S. S.'s 
for Harold Bowman, $75; S. S.'s for Pearl 
S. Bowman, $250, 362 50 

Ohio— $348.00 

N. E. Dist., Owl Creek Cong, for Lola 
Helser, 43 00 

So. Dist., W. Charleston, Donnels Creek, 
New Carlisle & Springfield Congs. for Hazel 
Sollenberger, $250; Eversole Cong, for J. 
H. Bright, $45 295 00 

Pennsylvania — $482.23 

E. Dist., Helping Hand Class, Lebanon 
S. S. (Midway) for Alberta Sollenberger, 
$37.50, 37 50 

Mid. Dist., Everett Cong, for Dr. Carl 
Coffman, $100; Albright Cong. & S. S. for 
Olivia D. Ikenberry, $20, 120 00 

S. E. Dist., Coventry S. S. for Esther 
Kreps and H. Stover Kulp 10 00 

So. Dist., S. S.'s for Adam Ebey, 250-00 

W. Dist., Pittsburgh, Cong, for Leland S. 
Brubaker, $60; Red Bank S. S. for Ida Shu- 
maker, Olive Widdowson, Grace Clapper and 
Wm. Beahm, $4.73, 64 73 

Virginia— $607.88 

Sec. Dist., Barren Ridge Cong, for Nora 
Flory, $50; Elk Run Cong, for Sara Z. 
Myers, $43.73; Pleasant Valley S. S. for Edna 
R. Flory, $300; Elk Run Aid Soc. for Sara 

Z. Myers, $27, 420 73 

So. Dist., S. S.'s for Elsie Shickel, .... 80 00 

First & So. Dist., S. S.'s for Rebecca 
Wampler, 107 15 

Total for the month $ 3,090 90 

Total previously reported, 33,947 12 

Total for the year, $ 37,038 02 


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The Need for Sisters' Aid Work in the Mountains 


LIFE is a frail thing and must have its 
proper environment or it will easily 
perish. Consciously or unconsciously 
it drinks in the teaching examples and subtle 
influences in the midst of which it lives 
and assimilates them into its own life. 

The opportunity to do Aid work among 
the mountain people, to organize and foster 
a society is a great work. First, let us study 
the conditions of these people and their 
early history. If anywhere children need 
to learn to work, to laugh and play and 
sing, it is in these lonely mountain regions. 
For a long while the people of the south- 
ern mountains were almost like a lost race 
of people. The men and women who, as 
pioneers, drifted into this region of the 
southern Cumberland Mountains, were not 
an illiterate, superstitious class of people as 
some would think. They were of a hardy 
stock that originated in the isles of Britain 
— Scotch and Irish largely — and the best 
class of people in this new America. Cir- 
cumstances, of which isolation predominated, 
caused these people to retrograde instead 
of progress as the years passed on in their 
endless marking of time. There were no 
schools, no churches, nothing to lift the 
people up and spur them on, only substance 
enough to keep the soul and body together, 
and the ideals of their forefathers were 
forgotten. Children grew up in ignorance, 
and with ignorance came superstition and 
strange manners and customs. 

Shut off practically from the rest of the 
world because of the limited means of 
transportation, it is no wonder that this 
section of the country has not kept pace 
with the general advancement. Lack of 
proper food, clothing, nursing of any sort 
during sickness, doctors miles away and 
almost prohibitive in their charges, it is 

little wonder that the death rate is high 
and death is often a sweet release from a 
life of pain and suffering. 

Settlement schools have been built here 
and there with wonderful results for the 
modest amount expended. In small locali- 
ties schools have been established, where 
not only book knowledge is taught the chil- 
dren and older folks, but better methods 
of living are presented in a most attractive 
and forceful manner. 

The church has a fertile field for mission 
work in this mountain district, if she will 
but choose the right sort of workers. These 
people are hungry for love, hungry for re- 
ligion and for knowledge, but they want 
a chance to reach out and grasp it for them- 
selves, rather than have it thrust upon 
them. The greatest need of these mountain 
folks is contact with the right people. 

In this region funerals have been delayed 
until some traveling preacher happened 
along to preach the sermon. How meager 
and inadequate such religion must be for 
hungry souls ! Too many such preachers 
are little better off than the people them- 
selves, so far as education and refinement 
are concerned. Practical, everyday Chris- 
tians are needed, far more than theologians, 
in this locality. Only men and women who 
have the spirit of Christ in their hearts, 
and words of wisdom upon their lips, can 
reach such people. 

Community work is much needed; some 
center where community activities can be 
maintained, where there is some one to 
direct the work and the play and see that 
everything progresses ; some one to heal 
the sick in spirit as well as in flesh. Clean- 
liness and sanitation are sadly wanting 
everywhere and are best taught by ex- 
amples. There is a big demand for schools, 


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where boys and girls can live and learn 
to do by actually doing. Such schools need 
to be fostered by the church so that right 
principles and right ideals are taught. 

The greatest need, the greatest oppor- 
tunity, for this mountain district seems to 
be the community work carried on by the 
church, thus reaching the people through 
the personal touch and carrying Christ's 
message to hungry hearts. 

Johnson City, Tenn. 

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Feb. 19, 1926 

The annual day of prayer for missions, 
held under the auspices of the Council of 
Women for Home Missions and the Federa- 
tion of Women's Boards of Foreign Mis- 
sions of North America, has become a fixed 

feast in the Christian year, to which thou- 
sands of women look forward with eager 

The theme is, " In Everything by Prayer." 
Definite periods are assigned for thanks- 
giving and for meditation. The prayers are 
made very definite. Responsive readings are 
provided, in which God's great promises are 
recited. Intercessions for great causes are 
stressed. Songs are interspersed. 

The world condition is such that it sum- 
mons us to prayer with a compelling voice. 
If the hearts of the Christian women of 
America can be united in an outpouring 
of their souls to God, we can help mightily 
in these times of crisis. 

Program leaflets for this prayer service 
may be secured at the Brethren Publish- 
ing House. 

An Aider's Aim 


TRUE worship springs from a heart of 
love. Any organization for the pro- 
motion of God's kingdom that has not 
the element of love in it, fails in its high- 
est point. The social element that is so 
strong in members of the same Bible class, 
the same Aid or Missionary Society, the 
same church, unless prompted by that deeper 
sense of love for each other, love for the 
lost world, and love for the Christ really 
fails in its mission in life. The father and 
mother who spend their entire time in mak- 
ing money for their boys and girls, and then 
are too weary to enter into their daily griefs, 
to answer their numerous questions, to gain 
their confidence and win their love, have 
practically lost the heart of the children and 
the mission of home life. 

The Aid Society that puts " first things 
first," meets not expressly to make money, 
not for the social element, but because there 
is a deep love for the Christ and the lost 
world in their hearts. Such a society will 
bend every effort in trying to cheer the 
lonely, comfort the broken-hearted, supply 
food for the hungry, clothing for the naked 
and the Gospel for those who have not yet 
learned of the Christ whom they love. Such 
a society will find time to intercede for 
lost souls, to study the conditions of 

humanity, that they may be better informed 
of its real needs and express to God through 
word and deed their love for him. 

Mr. Agar, in his excellent book, " Help 
Those Women," gives a number of interest- 
ing stories of how Aids showed their love 
through service, two of which I will relate: 

Will had been missed from the Bible 
school for several weeks. On investigation 
the. teacher found that it was because of 
lack of clothing. She also found that he 
had played truant from school for the same 
reason and had been arrested by the truant 
officer. The widowed mother had six chil- 
dren and was not strong. The teacher and 
the truant officer paroled the boy to the 
Aid Society. They met, forty strong, be- 
gan with a hymn and short prayer, and then 
followed events that would delight the soul 
of Dorcas. There had evidently been some 
rummaging done, for a lot of second-hand 
garments were produced, inspected and then 
ripped up. A little later a ragged, em- 
barrassed, ten-year-old boy appeared at the 
door. A word of kindness from one of 
the women soon helped him overcome his 
timidity. His measure was taken and in 
the afternoon when he called he was pre- 
sented with three well-fitting pairs of pants 

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Conducted by Aunt Adalyn 

What You Did for the Dahanu Hospital 

The cost of the Dahanu Hospital, for which the young Brethren 
worked in 1925, will be $12,000. We never announced to you the amount 
needed. (To whisper the truth, I did not think you would come near 
that much. Shame on me for not knowing better what kind of workers 
for Christ you are!) Now, as I write this, January 11, the amount which 
you have sent in adds to $9,163. Well, surely, Little Boy Blue and Little 
Girl Blue have not been fast asleep under the haystack, but you have been 
working. I believe you can actually finish raising the full $12,000. So we 
ask all of you to send in yet for the Dahanu Hospital whatever the 
Lord tells you to do. 

1926 Work for Brethren Boys and Girls 

The people of China are just as much our friends as are those of 
India. They need Christ just as much, too, as we do. Would you like 
to earn money for China missionary work? Very well, that is what we 
will do in 1926. Write a letter to the General Mission Board, H. Spenser 
Minnich, Educational Secretary, Elgin, 111., for plans. Be sure to read 
the reports of what has been done. You will find something in Our 
Boys and Girls and Our Young People. H. Spenser Minnich. 

On With the Hospital 


IF you want anything done, get the chil- 
dren to do it. If the public could see 
the letters and the money piling in on 
the General Mission Board they would agree 
that that is a pretty good slogan. 

The Missionary Visitor has been drumming 
into the ears of adults, for a long time, 
the urgency, the necessity, of funds to make 
things go on the other side of the world. 
Dad would say, " Well, I guess we'll have 
to send 'em a couple dollars." Mother 
would reply, " Nance needs a new dress, but 
maybe I can spare a little butter money." 
Grandpa would say, " I guess I can't do 
much morc'n pray for 'em." 


But line up a row of electric boys and 
girls, touch the button, and lo ! the air 
sparkles with enthusiasm, and every penny 
shines like a gold dollar. There is no but- 
ton, nor even a flap, on their pockets. They 
are gaping wide open, and the Juniors are 
exclaiming, in a perfect bedlam, " Dig in !" 
And the Mission Board, with a broad smile 
and a fatherly pat on each bobbing head, 
affectionately " digs." 

" Outsiders " would be amazed at the 
totals so cheerfully lugged in. Though some 
units were small, like the tiny donors, others 
bulged into three figures, a stamp of the 
loyalty of a whole Sunday-school. From 


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the four points of the compass, and every 
direction between, the mail trains have been 
puffing into Elgin, not so heavy with actual 
coin, perhaps, but lined, interlined, and 
packed with the excelsior of excited hap- 
piness and the velvet of childish love. 

Every day the Board has had to revise 
its totals. Up to date of going through the 
press, the figures stand, in a great golden 
glow — $7,000! And the characteristic ways 
in which the money was raised : Investing in 
chickens, raising potatoes, pop-corn, beans, 
onions, peppers, radishes, turnips, tomatoes, 
and flowers. One little chap started with 
chickens, but they died — born too early. 
Then he tried sweet potatoes, but they 
froze — too early too. Then he tried sweet 
corn, but a cow broke in the patch and 
destroyed it. Did that put a damper on 
him? No, sir! He brought a gift any- 

Some did manual labor — ran errands, 
" worked " for mother, washing dishes, car- 
rying coal and cobs, sweeping, picking cher- 
ries, doing tatting, selling post-cards and 
candy. Some wee ones made their bit by 
just " being good." And that was worth 
something to mother, I'll warrant ! One man 
sent in to the office for slides, to show pic- 
tures of children in our foreign missions. 
That would show very vividly some of the 
results of our Juniors' investments. 

Many groups, on completion of their 
season's work, gave missionary programs, 
and the way the older folks turned out to hear 
them, you'd think some one had been nudg- 
ing them in the ribs ! Well, we'll have to 
do something to them! And the office is 
nearly swamped with pictures of the grin- 
ning kiddies who put this thing over. Guess 
we'll have to get out a pictorial supple- 

And what's all the fuss about? Just say 
" Dahanu Hospital " to a Junior, and he'll 
bristle right up and say, " That's the hospital 
I helped to build!" When it is all finished 
and furnished, it will be one of the most 
inviting spots in India. It will beckon the 
sick and crippled, and when they come hur- 
rying in they will marvel at the clean, white 
sheets, the soft voice and soothing hand of 
the doctor, and the atmosphere so utterly 
un-pagan, so winsome and electric with real 
love. The Great Physician is standing by, 
guiding the thought and hand of the white- 

robed attendant. The seeds of hope and 
happiness are dropped in the tired heart, and 
when the patient goes back home, a new 
light will shine from the eyes, new words 
will amaze the family, and from a new 
touch will spring the flowers of peace, kind- 
ness, honesty and good-will that shall trans- 
form and adorn all India, and all nations! 


Reports from the children keep coming 
in splendidly. Bro. Wm. H. Cordell, of 
Maryland, 111., sends $54, which twelve chil- 
dren, ages four to twelve, earned. 

The Plunge Creek Chapel primaries and 
juniors of Middle Indiana send $42.27. 
They gave a splendid program at the con- 
clusion of their work. 

One of the groups in Iowa, which sent a 
splendid offering for the hospital work, 
earned the money by raising all sorts of 
vegetables, and chickens, as well as by 
doing different kinds of work. One little 
girl earned her money by eating vegetables, 
and one wee tot earned his by just being 


This little dialogue was a part of the 
program given by the Oak Grove (Va.) 
Junior League. The league has been earn- 
ing money for the Dahanu Hospital : 
1st girl. Enters from right with some books 

and magazines under her arm. 
2nd girl. Enters from left with a basket 

on her arm. 
1st girl. " Good morning, little Country 

Cousin. Where are you going so early 
this hot morning with your basket on your 
2nd girl. " Good morning. I'm on my way 

to the garden to pick my beans." 
1st girl. " What ! Pick beans this hot 

morning? I'm sure I wouldn't sunburn 
my arms and make my back ache to pick 
old beans. You had better come with me 
to the park and read in the nice cool shade." 
2nd girl. " Oh, you don't understand ! I'm 

picking these beans for the Lord. I don't 
mind sunburning my arms and making my 
back ache when it's all for the Lord. I 
really enjoy it." 


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1st girl. " Picking beans for the Lord ! 

Whoever heard of such a thing! (Pause). 
Say, tell me how you do that." 
2nd girl. " Well, you see I belong to the 

Junion Church League." 
1st girl. "Junior Church League! What's 

that ? " 
2nd girl. " The Junior Church League is 

a band of boys and girls that are engaged 
in some kind of work that will bring in 
an income for missions. You see I planted 
beans and now I must pick and sell them." 
1st girl. " Do you buy your seed beans 

with your own money? " 
2nd girl. " Oh, no. Our Sunday-school gave 

each member one dollar to invest in 
something. I planted beans, some raise 
chickens, some sell sandwiches, some make 
candy, and different other things. The 
smaller children were given a ten-cent bank 
to save pennies." 
1st girl. " What will you all do with the 

money you earn? " 
2nd girl. "All the Juniors of the Brother- 
hood are uniting during 1925 to help build 
a Christian hospital at Dahanu, India." 
1st girl. " You know there are not enough 

children to earn enough money to build 
a hospital." 
2nd girl. " There are over 2,500 children in 

105 different congregations working to 
build that hospital. Several hundred dollars 
has already been given, and this winter the 
job will be finished. Don't you want to 
join and help finish the job? " 
1st girl. (Pause) "Well, yes, I believe I 
will." (They step together and sing, " Have 
Thine Own Way, Lord.") 


The Beacon Lights and the Leaders of 
the Parkerford congregation, Pennsylvania, 
earned $50 for the Dahanu Hospital. The 
names of these workers, which appear in 
the pictures, are as follows: The Beacon 
Lights, left to right, back row, Anna Keeley, 
Stella Keeley, Florence Simon, Emma 
Keeley. Front row, Arlene Henry, Mabel 
Arey, Margaret Ritenour, Violet Tyson. 
The Leaders, as follows : Back row, Marion 
Wampler, Kenneth Burke, Geo. Garst, 
Harold Buckwalter, Howard Keeley. Front 
row, Dee Wampler, Ralph Buckwalter, Har- 
rison Tyson, John Simon. 

Beacon Lights— Parkerford, Pa. 

Oak Grove, Va., Junior League 

Leaders— Parkerford, Pa. 


Iva E. Swartz, missionary secretary of 
the Spring Run congregation of Middle 
Pennsylvania, reports $109.09 from the chil- 
dren of her church. 

A missionary program was given at the 


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conclusion of their work. It was as fol- 
lows : 

Missionary Song — By School. 
Exercise — Thanksgiving. 
Recitation — On Thanksgiving. 
Reading of President's Proclamation. 
Report of Juniors' Work by Secretary. 
Exercise — Sowing the Seed. 
Recitation — We Boys Share in the Task. 
Exercise — Little Indian Widow. 
Music — Quartet. 

Oration— My Best Gift, Martha. 
Recitation — My Gift. 

Exercise — Greeting from Foreign Lands. 
Recitation — The Baby Girl in India. 
Male Quartet. 



Rustlers, $37.05 


Ruth Ickes, raised chickens, $6.50 

Elsie Wise, carried cobs, 76 

Velda Butterbaugh, raised chickens, 75 

Bernadine Wells, raised chickens, 50 

Bernadine Royer, washed dishes, 1.00 

Dorothy Buck, eating vegetables, 26 

Elizabeth Travis, errands, 25 

Mary HofT, teacher, 5.00 


Lucile Landis, errands, $ .15 

Virginia Royer, washed dishes, 1.03 

Mary G. Ebersole, raised chickens, 3.00 

Bernice Royer, errands and raking 2.15 


Margaret Brewer, carrying mail, $ .80 

Edna Landis, errands, 25 


Mary Landis, errands, $ .25 

Vida Zuck, errands, 40 

Marie Wells, raised chickens, 1.00 

La von Royer, raised chickens, 3.00 

Ruth Hawbaker, cards, 2.00 

Lucile Winger, worked out, 3.00 

Evelyn Winger, worked out, 3.00 

Nellie Moser, raised chickens, 2.00 

Total $37.05 

Hustlers, $40.62 

Darrel Sehman, errands, $ .98 

Roger Moser, raised chickens, 1.75 

George Wise, errands, 50 

Robert Brewer, herding cattle, 60 

Dwight Travis, errands, 25 


George Royer, pig, $ 2.00 

Truman Garwick, raised chickens, 1.00 

David Zuck, raised vegetables, 26 

Glen Wells, raised chickens, 1.00 

First Junior 

Galen Butterbaugh, raised chickens, $ .75 

Glen Brewer, herding cows, 70 

Wilbur Royer, raised chickens, 2.00 

Andy Wise, raised chickens, 1.00 

Second Junior 

John D. Wells, raised chickens $ 1.00 

Russell Garwick, raised chickens, 1.00 

First Intermediate 

Carl Royer, errands, $ 1.35 

Donald Miller, selling papers, 4.00 

Ralph Wise, errands, 5.00 

Richard Moser, raised chickens, 2.0Q 

E. E. Royer, 1.00 

Third Intermediate 

Kenneth Royer, husking corn, $ 2.00 

Charles Haulman, raised chickens, 2.50 

Class offering, 7.97 

Total, $40,621 

Clara Royer and Nora Rhodes, leaders. 


Enclosed find check of $247 for the 
Dahanu Hospital, from the Freeburg Sun- 
day-school, and the church service offer- 
ing. A sister gave 50 cents each to twenty 
Sunday-school scholars to invest as they 
pleased and then to give the increase for 
the hospital. There were five scholars in 
the primary class and they brought §33. 
There were five scholars in the first Junior 
class and they brought $53.50. Ten in the 
second Junior class brought $33. There 
was an envelope put under our door, ad- 
dressed to our superintendent. When he 
opened it, behold there was $100 to be given 
to the three classes. 




A report from Mrs. Cora Myer says 
that the children had a very enjoyable 
summer in their missionary work. They 
raised chickens, ducks, potatoes, and pop 
corn. Some of the children, who did not 
get in on the work, wanted to help in the 
wind-up and gave offerings of money. 
The program they gave to conclude their 
work was as follows : 

Song — Congregation. 

Prayer — Sister Angle. 

Song — " We Will Tell the Precious 
Story," by the children. 

Exercise — " The Seed and the Sower," 
Class No. 2. 

Song — " My Whisper Song," Margret 

Recitation—" My Missionary Doll," Edith 

Exercise— " Little Girl Blue," Class No. 3. 

Song — " Children O'er the Sea," Anna 
Belle Wagoner. 

Recitation — Myrtle Mosier. 

Exercise — " The Little Helpers," Junior 


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Song— "In Some Sweet Day," Interme- 
diate girls. 

Recitation— Florence Albaugh. 

Song and Offering—" Little Givers' March- 
ing Song," by all the children. 

Sister Minerva Metzger's talk. 


My dear Juniors : We can not have a con- 
fab here tonight, for the boss says the 

Dahanu Hospital business is so terribly im- 
portant that there won't be room. You 
can't even rap on the door. And I won't 
have a chance to hand you even one little 
puzzle. But he'll surely have to lift his 
foot off our necks next month. So, just 
keep on being good children, and study your 
everyday lessons, and help around the house, 
and hatch out some ideas for doing mission 
work next season, and I will snuff out the 
candle and bid you a cheery good-night ! 

Aunt Adalyn. 

Junior League Mission Study 

Returned Missionary from China 

The Land of Farmers 


a. For program see Our Boys and Girls 
for Feb. 21. 

b. " The Winning of the Corn Contest," 
pp. 69-86. The Honorable Crimson 

c. Handwork. 

Make Chinese house, according to the 
following directions. Place the furni- 
ture in house as shown in drawing. 

a. Follow Junior order of program. 

b. " Baby in a Basket," pp. 18-20. China 
Picture Stories. Show picture and tell 

c. Handwork. 

Make sewing card; the Memorial 
Arch, according to the following di- 

Chinese House. — Make a Chinese house 
according to dimensions below, of wooden 
boxes or very heavy cardboard. Then cover 
with paper, designed to represent gray 
brick. Make roof of corrugated or heavy 
cardboard. Use plain cardboard for side 
walls. Furnish the room with the furniture 
model designs given. Arrange like the fol- 
lowing floor plan : 

Make kang of cardboard, 8^x4^x1^ 
inches, designed in gray brick. Cover floor 
with paper designed to represent brick. 

Sewing Card — A Memorial Arch. — Place 
a piece of white cardboard under the draw- 
ing. Fasten the corners together with pins 
to keep from slipping. Now stick holes 
on the outline (use a pin) about one-fourth 

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inch apart on straight lines. The holes 
must be closer together where sharp turns 
are needed. 

Use silkateen or any coarse thread. Make 
the Memorial Arch red. 








March 14. Sanitation 


a. For 



program see Our Boys and Girls 
for Feb. 28. 

" Precious Flower and the Flies," pp. 
87-103. The Honorable Crimson Tree. 

Make pagoda. See following direc- 
tions. Fill in map showing evangelistic 


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stations with gold star. Out-stations 
with yellow. 

a. Follow Junior order of program. 

b. "The Sandal Race," pp. 21-23. China 
Picture Stories. Show picture and tell 

c. Handwork. Make sewing card; shrine. 
See following directions. 



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Pagoda. — Make 4 times size of drawing. 
Cut on straight lines ; cut spaces for doors ; 
fold on dotted lines. Hold each section in 
left hand, with bottom toward the left. 
With right hand crease on dotted line C 
by folding each notch down toward the left 
and fold dotted line D by creasing each 
notch back toward the right. See completed 

Paste A to B, section 2, on section 1 ; 
3 on 2; 4 on 3, and 5 on 4. Fold notches 
of section 5 together at top and paste in 
place with piece of thin paper. Cut small 
hole in top and insert a piece of folded paper 
to represent spire. See section 5 completed. 

Anyone can easily make a 13-story pagoda 
by using similar diagrams. 

Sewing Card — Shrine. — Place a piece of 
white cardboard under the drawing. Fasten 
the corners together with pins to keep 
from slipping. Now stick holes on the out- 
line (use a pin) about one-fourth inch apart 
on straight lines. The holes must be closer 
together where the design is smaller and 
at the corners. 

Use silkateen or any coarse colored thread. 
Make the shrine gray; the idol and the 
throne red. 

March 21. Reforestization 

a. For program see Our Boys and Girls 
for March 7. 

b. " The Village of the Crimson Tree," pp. 
104-119. The Honorable Crimson Tree. 

c. Handwork. 

Make shrine. See following directions. 
Make original poster of Chinese life. 


a. Follow Junior order of program. 

b. Let teacher tell some interesting story 
of the Chinese people. 

c. Handwork. 

Make sewing card; dragon. See fol- 
lowing directions. 


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Make A l / 2 times size of drawing. 

Section 1 Cut on straight lines ; fold on 
dotted lines Front: Crease line C toward 
left, D to right, E to left, and F to left. 
Paste A to B, sew space between C and D 
to base to make it firm and F to back. See 
section 1 completed. 

Section 2 . Cut on straight lines, fold on 
dotted lines. Cut out E; fold G to right. 
H to left. Fold lines F to left and right, 
respectively. Paste A to B, and C to D. See 
section 2 completed. Sew section 2 at fold 

F in center of section 1 at line E. This 
forms the idol's (throne) seat. 

Section 3: Cut on straight lines, fold on 
dotted lines. Paste across front and sides of 
sections 1 and 2. Roof (full size). Cut a 
piece of cardboard 3*4x3^2 inches, fold in 
center and place on top. 

Sewing Card — Chinese Dragon 
Note the dragon is rather difficult to 
make, but the larger children will be able 
to work out the design nicely. I would 
suggest that they assist the smaller ones 
with this card. 

Place a piece of white cardboard under 
the drawing. Fasten the corners together 
with pins to keep from slipping. Now stick 
holes on the outline (use a pin), being care- 
ful to observe the many turns correctly. 

Use silkateen or any coarse thread. 
Make the dragon's body blue, the scales 
yellow, and the head red, or an entirely yel- 
low dragon with red head. Be sure to out- 
line the card with a pencil before beginning 
to sew. 

March 28. The Exhibit 

a. For suggestions see Our Boys and 
Girls for March 14. 

b. " As One Big Family," pp. 120-135. The 
Honorable Crimson Tree. Use this 
story as a basis for talk on brother- 

c. Get all handwork ready for the ex- 


a. Follow Junior order of program. 

b. Have stories told by pupils to visitors. 

c. Display work done during past weeks 
Note. — Doubtless the entire church wili 

participate in the final project. If so, the 
Juniors and Primaries should follow the 
directions of those in charge. 


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A Journey to China 

Returned Missionary from China 

Courtesy the Canadian Pacific 

Note: Before you start to read this splendid 
journey get a geography with a map of the world 
and follow it as you read. When you arrive at 
Japan the China map in this Visitor will help you 
to locate places. When your journey takes you 
to the Church of the Brethren territory you should 
look at the map of our territory which was printed 
in the January Visitor and also in the Church Year- 

WHEN Mary Elizabeth was just six 
years old she took a long, long 
journey to China. She saw many 
strange and interesting sights. Since you 
have not taken the trip you will want to 
know about Mary Elizabeth's wonderful ex- 

It was a warm day in August when she 
went with her father and mother in San 
Francisco to take the passport to a Japanese 
man, who is called a consul, and get his 
permission to travel by the way of Japan. 
Then the Chinese consul had to add his 
signature to approve of the Moore family 
locating in his country. 

The next day they went to the wharf 
and saw the big boat anchored at pier 99 
(show picture of ship) that was to carry 
them across the great sea. She stood on 
the dock and looked at the huge vessel 
while father and mother were busily open- 
ing the baggage for the custom officers. 
There was no baggage permitted on the 
boat that had not been carefully inspected 
by these officers. Every trunk and suit 

case was examined, then re- 
packed, and a tag was pasted 
on each piece, showing where 
it was to go. 

When everything was thus 
completed they waited for 
the big rope in front of the 
gangplank to be lifted, and 
boarded the steamship China. 
Mary Elizabeth looked from 
one side to the other so as 
not to permit a single object 
to escape her notice as she 
left the dock. What a large 
deck! It looked something 
like a porch, she thought. 
What a surprise when she 
stepped into the narrow hallway and saw 
the lovely plush carpets and the small state- 
room so comfortably arranged! There were 
two beds, one above the other on one side, 
and one on the opposite side. This was 
used through the day as a settee. There 
were also a small lavatory and a wardrobe 
in the stateroom. The steamer trunk was 
placed under one bed and two suit cases 
under the other. How delighted she was 
to know that this was to be her home for 
three weeks ! 

When all of the passengers had boarded 
the ship the large ropes that were fastened 
to a post were loosened. The great iron 
anchor was slowly lifted. Then amid a 
chorus of " Good-byes " the vessel quietly 
sailed from the harbor. After passing 
through the Golden Gate the sea was very 
rough. The steamship was tossed to and 
fro by the great, strong waves. Water was 
often thrown over the deck and even 
splashed through the small window into the 
stateroom. For two days Mary Elizabeth 
could not go to the dining saloon. She was 
very sick and had to have her food brought 
to her on a tray. She was only temporarily 
ill, for it was caused by the rocking of the 
boat. She had to hold to the side of her 
bed when she wanted to stand, or she 
would have been thrown to the floor. She 
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Elizabeth Slept in Beds Like These 

was rolled from one side to the other. Many- 
times she would have fallen out had it not 
been for the protection along the side. No 
one ventured to go on the deck except the 
sailors, who were accustomed to the rough 
sea. You may know she was glad when 
the sea grew calmer and she could walk 
about on the boat. She spent many happy 
hours playing games on the deck with the 
children. They were not all going to China. 
They would locate in Japan, Korea, the 
Philippines, Indo-China, Ceylon, and India. 
See if you can find them on the map. 

After five days' traveling, when the pas- 
sengers awoke they could see the island of 
Oahu. This is one of the Hawaiian Islands 
and contains the city of Honolulu. The 
boat stopped a little distance from the 
shore ; a medical officer came on board and 
looked the passengers over to see if they 
were apparently in good health. If there 
had been a contagious disease on board, 

the vessel would have been quarantined and 
the passengers could not have landed. But 
every one was well, so Mary Elizabeth, with 
her father and mother and many others, 
went ashore. 

They drove to the top of a high moun- 
tain and could see all over the small island. 
What beautiful scenes tropical vegetation 
affords! Wild flowers and ferns were grow- 
ing along the wooded mountain sides. 
Waterfalls and streamlets trickling down 
the slopes added charm and beauty to the 
landscape. Pineapple and sugarcane planta- 
tions decked the level valley below. Banana, 
breadfruit, cocoanut and date palm trees 
were growing on all sides, while the state- 
ly royal palm adorned many driveways. 
Oleander, hibiscus and many flowering vines 
and shrubs were blooming on beautiful green 
lawns. Mary Elizabeth wanted to remain 
here always amid these fruits and flowers, 
where the weather never got cold. But she 


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had to hasten on, for the boat stopped only 
a few hours and she was soon sailing out 
into the deep. 

They passed many small islands and she 
felt very sad when she was told that one 
of them was inhabited by lepers, who were 
taken away from their homes and quar- 
antined for life on this island when they 
became afflicted with this terrible disease. 
Her thoughts were soon turned into a more 
beautiful channel when she came in sight 
of a huge stone mountain. This is known 
as Bird Island. It would be a very lonely 
isle if it were not for the many sea birds 
(the only inhabitants) that build their homes 
on this barren rock. What a joy to watch 
the many birds flying and swimming about 
the vessel as it passed! They darted after 
the small fish and sea animals that came 
near the surface. Some followed the ship 
for quite a distance, gathering up the frag- 
ments that were thrown into the water. 

The sea was calm and the sky was clear 
and blue, save when the crimson sun painted 
it in glowing colors each morning and even- 
ing. It even sent its golden tints to bright- 
en the waters of the deep blue sea. The 
moonbeams silently stole in through the 
open window and kissed her cheeks as she 
slept. It was a glorious trip for Mary 
Elizabeth, but she was very happy when 
she caught sight of the green hills of Japan 
in the distance. She had traveled for eleven 
days, seeing only the sky above and the 
sea beneath, so she was glad to look upon 
land again. 

How strange everything seemed as she 
gazed about the streets of Yokohama ! She 
stepped into a two-wheeled cart and a man 
drew her away, trotting very fast. This 
cart was called a ricksha. The man was 
barefooted and wore a wide-brimmed hat 
to protect him from the sun. It seemed very 
odd to Mary Elizabeth to be pulled by a 
man over the streets of a city, but she 
liked it very much. The man could not 
understand one word that she spoke. Most 
of the Japanese wore large wooden shoes 
and they made much noise as they dragged 
the rickshas over the pavement. All seemed 
to be talking very fast, but she did not 
know what they were saying. 

Some Japanese ladies were sitting very 
gracefully on cushions in a tea house. They 

were sipping tea and having a merry time 
as she passed. They wore beautiful silk 
and cotton kimonos with pretty floral de- 
signs. Little black-eyed babies were laugh- 
ing and cooing on the streets as they were 
carried on the backs of mothers and sisters. 

The ricksha man stopped in front of a 
silk shop. As Mary Elizabeth stepped inside 
of the door the merchant made a pretty 
bow and said, " Good morning." Japanese 
are very polite. Many of the merchants 
speak English. They visited many shops 
where lovely red, black and gold lacquer 
were displayed; beautiful hand-painted pic- 
tures of birds, flowers and mountains ; pretty 
things made of shining brass ; toys, em- 
broidered linens and silk. 

Mary Elizabeth purchased a Japanese doll 
dressed in a native kimono, a pair of wooden 
shoes and stockings and a kimono for her- 
self, so that she could play she was a 
Japanese lady. 

The houses are built of gray brick and 
are kept very clean. The floors are covered 
with matting and washed five times a day. 
People do not wear their shoes in the house, 
so they must keep the floors free from 
dust or they will soil the soles of their white 
muslin stockings. 

The next stop was Nagasaki, Japan, a 
little town built at the foot of a mountain. 
The boat arrived there after dark. It was 
very beautiful with the sea in front and the 
starry sky above, while the bright lights 
flickered from the streets and houses. 

The boat stayed there all night. Men, 
women and children worked all night long 
coaling the big boat. The coal was brought 
to the ship in sailboats, then scooped up 
in baskets. The baskets were then passed 
along the line of workers and emptied into 
the big ship. They loaded two thousand 
tons. Quite a lot of coal for one boat to 
use, isn't it? But it took fifteen hundred 
tons one way. 

Mary Elizabeth watched the porpoises and 
big sea animals swimming about in 
the water. For three more days they sailed 
on, then landed at Shanghai, China. The 
long sea voyage was at an end. 

The passengers and passports were again 
inspected and they entered this strange but 
interesting country. 

They spent a few days seeing the sights 


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and making the necessary preparations to 
continue the journey to Shansi. Their 
American money had to be sold in exchange 
for Chinese, which is called Mexican. When 
everything was in readiness the Moore 
family boarded another boat, a much smaller 
one than the ocean steamer. Then they 
sailed up a large river called the Yangtze. 
The great river was full of boats. There 
were steam launches, rowboats, sailboats and 
houseboats. Some of the Chinese know no 
other home except the small houseboats. 
Mary Elizabeth thought it would be great 
fun to live on them, as she watched the 
fishermen raising their nets and pouring out 
the fish. Then she realized how tired she 
grew of living three weeks on the boat, 
not being able to run and play on the land. 
And she pitied these little children who must 
pass many weary hours on such small ones. 

There were many beautiful scenes along 
the river bank. She caught glimpses of 
Chinese villages, with brick walls built 
around them as high as the housetops, and 
some even higher. (Show picture of village.) 
She could see only the roofs of the houses. 
They were only one story high and ap- 
peared to be built alike. 

At one stop a beggar woman was boat- 
ing around in a tub, begging money from 
the passengers. At others there were many 
poor men, women and children dressed in 
rags and filth, whose faces were marked 
by the cruel curse of poverty. There were 
also the sweet faces, beaming with kindly 
smiles, of the well-dressed ladies and gentle- 
men of China's better classes. 

The boat landed at Hankow and the jour- 
ney was completed by rail to Shansi. The 
land through which she traveled was 
decorated with many lakes as clear as crystal. 
Mary Elizabeth was more interested in the 
people among whom she had come to live. 
She watched the great throngs at every 
station. How they greeted one another with 
graceful bows ! What an amount of bag- 
gage they carried! She was told the large 
bundle was a comforter. Many of the 
Chinese carry their bedding with them when 
traveling, for the inns do not usually furnish 
it. Hot tea was served to the passengers 
on the train. The Chinese enjoyed con- 
tinually sipping at it. Mary Elizabeth tried 

to quench her thirst with hot water. Being 
unaccustomed to it, it failed to give relief. 
She was then refreshed by a bottle of pop. 

Mary Elizabeth wanted to ride a donkey 
from the railroad station to Ping Ting, but 
she had to be sheltered from the hot sun, 
so she and her mother were placed in chairs, 
covered with blue cotton cloth. Two men 
carried them to Ping Ting. As they came 
in sight of the town they saw a long line 
of men, women and children standing by 
the roadside. The Chinese Christians had 
come out with the Americans to welcome 
the newly-arrived missionaries to their town. 

You will want to learn more about this 
wonderful land to which Mary Elizabeth has 
gone. And you will want to help in the 
great work to which her father and mother 
are giving their lives, that these dear boys 
and girls of China may know about Jesus. 


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and as many shirts. Then one of the ladies 
was heard to say, " Will, there is a little 
present for your mother in the package. 
You give it to her with the love of the Aid 
Society. Don't forget to give her our mes- 

The members of another Aid Society took 
it upon themselves to invite to Sunday din- 
ner certain church attendants who were 
away from home. One of these homes had 
an only child who had been carried away 
by the angel of death. For years her place 
at the table had been faced only by an 
empty chair. One Sunday this mother in- 
vited a strange young lady home to dinner. 
She had recently come to the city to work, 
and was attending church services. She 
was young and homesick but brave and 
true. She occupied the daughter's old place 
at the family table. A strong love for this 
homeless girl sprung into the hearts of this 
bereaved father and mother. After that she 
was always found in the vacant chair for 
Sunday dinner. She was led to Christ, be- 
came a church member and a very efficient 
teacher in the Bible school. 

" She hath done what she could," when 
love prompts the good deed. 


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Conference Offering, 1925. As of December 31, 1926, 
the Conference (Budget) offering for the year end- 
ing February 28, 1926, stands as follows: 

Cash received since March 1, 1925, $215,030.19 

(The 1925 Budget of $380,000 is 56.6% raised) 

Mission Board Treasury Statement. The follow- 
ing shows the condition of mission finances on 
December 31, 1925: 

Income since March 1, 1925, $246,739.38 

Income same period last year, 220,107.44 

Increase, $ 26,631.94 

Expense since March 1, 1925, 243,585.11 

Expense same period last year, 228,623.62 

Increase, $ 14,961.49 

Mission deficit December 31, 1925, 19,234.81 

Mission deficit November 30, 1925, 31,885.24 

Decrease for December, $12,650.43 

Tract Distribution. During the month of Novem- 
ber the Board sent out 4,232 doctrinal tracts. 

November Receipts. The following contributions 
for the various funds were received during Novem- 

Arkansas — $11.00 

N. W. Dist., Cong.: James & Mary E. 
Harp (Pilot Knob) $2; Two Sisters (Spring- 
dale) $5; Indv.: T. L. & J. J. Wassam, 
$2; Mrs. Mary C. Babb & Daughter, $2, 11 00 

Arizona— $23.32 

Cong.: Phoenix, $7; S. S. : Glendale, $16.32, 23 32 
California— $159.72 

No. Dist., Cong.: Modesto, $14.77; Raisin, 
$34.24; No. 85223 (Laton) $10; Mrs. Clara 

A. Holloway (Lindsay) $5; S. E. Setty 
(Fresno) $2; N. S. Myers & Wife (Fresno) 
$2; S. S.: Live Oak, $8.18; Oakland, $10.17; 
Patterson, $7.86; Laton, $22.50; Indv.: R. 

B. Rittenhouse, $1, 117 72 

So. Dist., Cong.: J. S. Zimmerman (M. 

N.) (Long Beach) $1; I. G. Cripe (Los 
Angeles) $25; W. R. Roberts (Long Beach) 
$2; Susanna E. Reese (Pasadena) $2; Indv.: 

C. H. Sheets & Wife, $10; Mrs. Sol Boots, 

$1; Ira Studebaker, $1, 42 00 

Canada— $46.60 

Cong. : Village of Irricana (Irricana) 
$40.60; Clarke Hildebrand & Wife (Fairview) 
$2; Indv.: Mrs. W. H. Stutsman, $1; W. C. 

Brown & Family, $3, 46 60 

Colorado— $136.24 

E. Dist., Cong.: Denver, $15.33; Sterling, 
$2.25; McClave, $61.94; Rocky Ford, $30.21, 109 73 

W. Dist., Cong.: 1st Grand Valley, $21.51; 

Mrs. Hiram M. Long (Fruita) $5, 26 51 

Florida— $55.04 

S. S.: Middleburg (Bethel) $5; Sebring, 
$42.04; Indv.: Mrs. A. Buck, $3; Mrs. A. A. 

Kepler, $5, 55 04 

Idaho— $153.00 

Cong.: Boise Valley, $27; Emmett, $22.50; 
Winchester, $15; Mrs. Emma Estes (Mos- 
cow) $5; Earl Flory (Boise Valley) $25.50; 
Clyde Alexander (Winchester) $1; J. B. Leh- 
man (Nezperce) $5; S. S. : Winchester, $50; 

Indv.: Mrs. Nannie A. Harmon, $2, 153 00 

Illinois— $1,547.46 

No. Dist., Cong.: Cherrv Gro^e. $97.19; 
Shannon, $10.25; Waddams Grove, $5.89; First 
Chicago, $1,000; Naperville, $47.50; AnneUa 
Yarger (Waddams Grove) $14.95; S. O. 
H. (First Chicago) $50; Geo. Laughrin & 
Family (Hickory Grove) $3; Mrs. Nancy 
Null (Rock Creek) $1; Lewis Brunner & 
Wife (Cherry Grove) $2; Mrs. Emma Shif- 

fler (Bethel) $5; Bernice J. Ashmore (Ba- 
tavia) $1; Student of Bethany Bible School 
(Chelsea) $2; Katharine Boyer (Waddams 
Grove) $25; S. S.: Chinese (Chicago) $1.98; 
Batavia, $7.85; Milledgeville, $15.45; Franklin 
Grove, $31.72; Dist. Meeting Offering, $71.15; 
Aid Soc. : Cherry Grove, $18; Memorial 
Meeting at Cherry Grove, $38.74; Y. P. 
Dept.: Batavia, $2.27; Indv.: Elizabeth 
Clark, $1; Marvin Williams, $1, 1,453 94 

So. Dist., Cong.: Romine, $4.15; Virden, 
$7.51; La Motte Prairie, $24.50; Belle Huber 
(Girard) $1; Eliza Renner (Liberty) $1; Mrs. 
A. H. Carson (Camp Creek) $1; Mrs. R. 
A. Forney (Hudson) $1; A Sister (Hudson) 
$1; Mrs. J. H. Neal (Girard) $1; Mrs. 
Martha Phillips (Cerro Gordo) $5; Mrs. H. 
H. Kindig (Panther Creek) $40; S. S. : La 

Motte Prairie, ^6.36, 9352 

Indiana — $974.39 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: So. Whitley, $7.76; 
Clear Creek, $13.17; Manchester, $10; 
Plunge Creek Chapel, $26.75; Pleasant Dale, 
$54.51; Manchester, $61.82; E. P. Tridle 
(Spring Creek) $5; H. R. Frank & Family 
(Portland) $10.11; Frances Crill (Wabash 
Country) $1; Mrs. Emma Hamilton (Hunt- 
ington City) $5; Wesley Miller (Kewana) 
$1; John B. Bailey & Wife (Huntington 
City) $2; S. S.: Manchester, $200; Markle, 
$8; Beaver Creek. $13.29; Bachelor Run, 
$15, 434 41 

No. Dist., Cong.: Bremen, $23; Plymouth, 
$14.60; Yellow River, $45.77; W. Goshen, 
$93.90; Elisabeth H. Zumbrun (Goshen) $3; 
Margaret Wehrly (Syracuse) $1; James T. 
Dickey (No. Winona) $25; F. M. Mc- 
Clurg & Wife (No. Winona) $2; C. C. Haw- 
baker (First So. Bend) $5; Elsie Finley 
(Wawaka) $1; J. J. Swander & Wife (Cedar 
Creek) $2; Bertha M. Neher (No. Winona) 
$50; Estella Myers (Wakarusa) $5; A. 
Haines (Middlebury) $25; S. A. Wallace 
(Goshen City) $2; Mrs. Nancy J. Kline 
(Pleasant Valley) $1; S. S. : Cedar Lake, 
$12.51; Elkhart Valley, $100; " Berean Bible 
Class" (Plymouth) $10; Indv.: John H. 
Christian & Wife, $10; Mrs. Wesley Flenar, 
$1; Amanda Miller, $5, 437 78 

So. Dist., Cong.: Four Mile, $55; D. C. 
Campbell (White) $1; Mollie M. Peffley 
(A"nderson) $1; J. G. Stinebaugh (Rossville) 
$.50; R. M. Arndt (White) $1; Mary E. 
Kaiser (Lick Creek) $1; Barbara Lamb (Net- 
tle Creek) $1; Caroline B. & Ettie E. Holler 
(Nettle Creek) $15; S. S. : .Anderson, $20.70; 
Indv.: B. L. Lavman, $1; Mrs. Omer White, 
$1; Rev. N. J. Paul, $3; William E. Hieger, 

$1, 102 20 

Iowa— $132.14 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Des Moines, $10; W. 
I. Buckingham & Wife (Prairie City) $5; 
An Indv., (Iowa River) $25; S. S. : Glean- 
ers' Class (Dallas Center) $14; Indv.: 
Catherine Garland, $10; Ann R. Troup, $3; 
Mrs. Fred Fischer, $2; J. Guy Handsaker, 
$9.60, 78 60 

No. Dist., Cong.: Nora Thurston (Water- 
loo City, So. Waterloo) $10; Mary E. Shank 
(So. Waterloo) $1; A. Seidel & Wife (Worth - 
ington) $3; David Brallier & Family (Cur- 
lew) $10; Indv.: Burton E. Forney, $5, .... 29 00 

So. Dist., Cong.: Jemima Kob (Franklin) 
$3.48; S. Scholtman (Council Bluffs) $5; 
Mrs. Nora Carle (Council Bluffs) $2; Ed- 
mond & Mary Bashor (Salem) $2; S. S.: 
Batavia (Liberty ville) $5; Council Bluffs, 
$4.06; Indv.: Mrs. Geo. Replogle, $1; Mrs. 


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5 00 

46 50 

J. H. Fager, $1; Mrs. Joe D. Miller, $1,.... 24 54 

Kansas— $619.03 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: Abilene City, $35.76; 
Richland Center, $36.60; Morrill, $238; Mary 
Hickerson (McLouth) $5; Mrs. Anna Mus- 
selman & Daughter (Olathe) $2; Shuss Fam- 
ily (Sabetha) $15; Eld. C. W. Shoemaker & 
Wife (Appanoose) $40; S. S. : Richland 
Center, $7.47 

N. W. Dist., Cong.: Arthur R. Jackson 
(Maple Grove) $2; Indv.: B. Alles & Wife, 
$2; Mrs. I. B. Hines, $1 

S. E. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. W. H. Leaman 
(Osage) $1; J. W. Kirdendall & Wife (In- 
dependence) $10; Fannie Stevens (Osage) 
$2.50; District Conference, $30; Indv.: S. C. 
Gilbert, $1; Mrs. G. R. Perry, $1; Mrs. N. 
P. Nelsen, $1, 

S. W. Dist., Cong.: Larned, $23.67; Eden 
Valley, $18.16; L. A. Fleming and Wealthy 
L. Fleming (McPherson) $7; G. W. Tann- 
reuther (McPherson) $75; A Sister (Mc- 
Pherson) $2; Lizzie A. Lehman (Newton) 
$2; James Brandt & Wife (Pleasant View) 
$2; D. C. Wampler (McPherson) $5; Oliver 
H. Austin & Wife (McPherson) $10; Mary 
Morelock (Monitor) $2; R. E. Loshbaugh & 
Wife (McPherson) $2; J. D. Yoder (Mon- 
itor) $10; S. S.: Newton City, $3.91; Bible 
S. S. Class (Salem Community) $12.47; 
Monitor, $5.49; Indv.: Mrs. A. L. Nice, $6; 

Mrs. R. E. Sloan, $2, 187 70 

Louisiana — $5 .00 

Cong.: Milo Spalding & Family (Roanoke), 5 00 

Maryland— $377.37 

E. Dist., Cong.: (Pipe Creek) $200; My- 
ersville (Middletown Valley) $88.25; C. 
Oscar Black (Pipe Creek) $5; S. S.: Beth- 
any, $7.03; Pleasant Hill (Bush Creek) $2.75; 
Indv.: Mrs. Rebecca Myers, $1; Mrs. J. 
C. McKinny, $5, 309 03 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Welsh Run, $40.34; 
Ida M. Wine (Hagerstown) $1.50; Mrs. Marie 
Downs (Welsh Run) $1; Samuel D. Hart- 
ranft (M. N.) (Manor) $.50, 43 34 

W. Dist., Cong.: Rev. Arthur Scrogum 
(Bear Creek) 25 00 

Massachusetts— $1.00 

Indv.: A Sister of Webster, 100 

Michigan— $277.43 

Cong.: Woodland, $140.71; Shepherd, $46.62; 
Grand Rapids, $25; Hart, $9.50; Mrs. Ellen 
Spooner (Rodney) $1; B. H. Pratt & Wife 
(Grand Rapids) $2; Mrs. Alice Swanstra 
(Beaverton) $5; T. B. Slaven & Wife (Hart) 
$10; S. S.: Shepherd, $14.60; Lake View, 
$20; Indv.: Two Sisters of Flint, $2; Emma 

Vernier, $1, 277 43 

Minnesota— $13.00 

Cong.: Mrs. M. L. Hahn (Bethel) $1; 
W. S. Ramer & Wife (Nemadji) $10; Darius 

Broadwater (Root River) $2 13 00 

Missouri— $154.46 

Mid. Dist., James W. Greene & Mother 
(1st Kans. City) $2; Wm. H. Wagner & 
Wife & Daughter (Adrian) $3; Elda Gauss 
(Centerview) $5; L. P. Donaldson (Adrian) 
$5; Lizzie Fahnestock (Deepwater) $1; 
John T. Forehand (Osceola) $2; Indv.: Lutie 
Holloway, $1; J. W. Lovegrove, $2, 2100 

No. Dist., Cong.: No. Bethel, $34; Pleas- 
ant View, $5; Rockingham, $27.33; J. J. 
Pulse & Wife (Pleasant View) $5; District 
Meeting offering, $44.13, 115 46 

S. W. Dist., Cong.: Oak Grove, $3; Mrs. 
D. H. Wampler (Jasper) $2; Mrs. Clay 
Dillon (Nevada) . $3; Emma L. Miller 
(Boston) $2; S. S.: Oak Grove, $2; Indv.: 
S. Homer, $1; H. J. Masters & Wife, $5, .. 18 00 

Nebraska— $65.56 

Cong.: Afton, $5; J. Edw. Jarboe (Lin- 
coln) $5; A Brother & Sister (Octavia) $25; 

86 87 

318 97 

A Helper (Silver Lake) $1; Widow's Mite 
(Falls City) $4; Mrs. Hiram Miller & Fam- 
ily (Afton) $4; Cora M. Butterbaugh & 
Family (Bethel) $3; A Friend (Octavia) 
$4.50; S. S.: Garfield Community (Red 
Cloud) $1.06; Indv.: Ellen Barnett, $1; 
Herman Whitney & Family, $2; W. A. Bral- 

lier, $10, 65 56 

North Dakota— $145.70 

Cong.: Ellison, $68.15; Egeland, $28; Cando, 
$44.55; A. B. Long & Wife (Carrington) 
$2; Indv.: R. E. Richwine & Wife, $3, .. 145 70 
North Carolina— $9.84 

Cong.: Melvin Hill, $8.84; Indv.: Carl H. 

Welch, $1, 984 

Oklahoma— $208.38 

Cong.: Oklahoma City, $21.78; Washita, 
$79.65; Big Creek, $14.15; Thomas, $55.80; 
Aid Soc. : Big Creek, $10; Indv.: A Sister, 
$11; Elizabeth E. Byerly, Marietta Byer- 
ly and Mayme King, $13; Fred Root, $3, .. 208 38 
Ohio— $652.91 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: Canton Center, $10.41; 
Mrs. Clayton Lehman (Zion Hill) $5; Sarah 
C. Lawver (E. Nimishillen) $2. 50; Walter 
Harris (E. Nimishillen) $.50; D. I. Shaffer & 
Wife (Eden Ch.— Tuscarawas) $2; Mrs. N. 
A. Schrock (Baltic) $5; Alice Mummert 
(Cleveland) $3; S. C. Kindy & Wife (Black 
River) $2; C. Wohlgamuth (Mohican) $20; 
Albert S. Schue & Wife (Cleveland) $2; 
No. 85612 (Reading) $25; Mrs. Jas. Dial 
(Danville) $2; Mrs. E. A. Summers (W. 
Nimishillen) $2; S. S.: Owl Creek, $4.46; 
Mrs. Maria B. Miller, $1 

N. W. Dist., Cong.: Black Swamp, $12.28; 
Dupont, $37.69; Sand Ridge, $15; Fostoria, 
$200; J. S. Dejean (Wyandotte) $14; L. F. 
(Lick Creek) $25; Stephen Smith (Eagle 
Creek) $1; No. 85715 (Sugar Creek) $6; 
S. S. : East Swan Creek (Swan Creek) $8, 

So. Dist., Cong.: W. Milton, $21.97; E. 
Dayton, $8; Bradford, $11.27; Painter Creek, 
$29; Van B. Wright (M. N.) (E. Dayton) 
$.50; I. F. Troutwine (Greenville) $1; Mrs. 
Cyrus McCorkle (Loramie) $1; D. K. Bru- 
baker (W. Dayton) $10; Annie May Calvert 
(May Hill) $25; Lucinda A. Hixson (May 
Hill) $25; H. S. Chalfant & Wife (W. 
Dayton) $2.50; Catharine Beath (Charles- 
ton) $1; Mrs. Ida M. Eley (Castine) $1; 
Mrs. Fannie Sotzing (W. Milton) $5; T. A. 
Robinson & Wife (Prices Creek) $2; S. 
S.: Marble Furnace, $3.30; Castine, $2.51; 
Happy Corner (Lower Stillwater) $40.91; 
Beech Grove, $9.37; Greenville, $14.93; 
Georgetown, $20; Hamilton, $5; Harris 
Creek, $5.81; Indv.: Amanda Young, $1, .. 247 07 
Oregon— $5.00 

Cong.: A. B. Coover (Grants Pass), .. 5 00 

Pennsylvania— $2,182.49 

E. Dist., Cong.: Ephrata, $74; D. L. Cripe 
& Family (Lake Ridge) $3; A Brother & 
Sister (W. Green Tree) $2; M. P. Landis 
& Wife (Indian Creek) $10; David E. Fox 
(Harrisburg) $100; Unknown donor (Eliza- 
bethtown) $1; J. G. Graybill (White Oak) 
$50; No. 85395 (Elizabethtown) $75; A. E. 
Shank (White Oak) $1; S. S.: Hummels- 
town (Spring Creek) $15; Gleaners' Class 
(Akron) $5; Chiques, $17; Harrisburg, $55; 
Lansdale (Hatfield) $30; Myerstown, $35; 
Mountville, $12.36; Springfield, $15.88; 
Shubert's (Little Swatara) $6.35; Indv.: 
Tobias S. Stauffer, $5; Amanda Wittle, $5; 
Mrs. S. R. Geyer & Mrs. Grace E. Moyer, 
$2; District Ministerial Meeting at E. Fair- 
view, $129.27; C. W. S.: Richland, $40; 

Sisters' Aid: Richland, $20, 708 86 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Replogle House, Wood- 
bury, $124.16; A. B. Wakefield (Aughwick) 
$5; Susan Rouzer (Snake Spring) $5; Mrs. 
John T. Dopp (Huntingdon) $3; K. Y. 
(Lewistown) $1; John D. Winger & Wife 
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(Welsh Run) $10.50; J. Bennett & Family 
(Artemas) $5; S. S.: Maitland (Dry Valley) 
$6.28; Yellow Creek) $4.90; Curryville 
(Woodbury) $6.54; Sugar Run (Aughwick) 
$2; Indv.: E. G. Wakefield & Wife, $3, .. 186 88 

S. E. Dist., Cong.: Sarah E. Beck 
(Germantown, Phila.) $5; Nannie McMillen 
(1st Phila.) $1; Carrie Gary & Edith G. 
Woodruff (Annville) $2; S. S.: Parkerford, 
$28.45, 36 45 

So. Dist., Cong.: Antietam, $17; Marsh 
Creek, $77.40; York, $308.46; Upton (Back 
Creek) $30; H. J. Shallenberger & Wife 
(Lost Creek) $14.16; Mrs. Mary E. Bashore 
(Lost Creek) $2; S. D. Glick & Wife 
(York) $5; Jesse B. Asper (Lower Cumber- 
land) $10; A Sister & Brother (Waynes- 
boro) $100; S. S.: Red River (Painter Creek) 
$20; Sec. York (York) $21; New Fairview, 
$7.30; Hanover, $9.51; Mechanicsburg (Lower 
Cumberland) $10.94; Aid Soc: East Berlin 
(Upper Conewago) $25, 657 77 

W. Dist., Cong.: Meyersdale, $138.02; 
Pleasant Hill, $27.15; Shade Creek, $61.77; 
Glade Run, $20.53; Quemahoning, $10; Sum- 
mit Mills, $60; Mt. Union, $20; J. Clark 
Brilhart (Montgomery) $5; Agnes Heiple 
(Roxbury) $10; W. C. Detrick & Family 
(Sipesville) $15; Lucinda Holsopple (Locust 
Grove) $10; Miss Laura McGraw (Bolivar) 
$5; H. D. Widdowson (Montgomery) $5; An- 
nie M. Widdowson (Penn Run) $5; Mrs. 
Sarah J. Ashe (Plum Creek) $1; Ruth Anna 
Moser (Ten Mile) $1; S. S. : Glade Run, 
$7.56; Maple Grove (Johnstown) $5; Indv.: 
No. 439, $2; Mary Livengood, $1; Circuit 

No. 2, $182.50, 592 53 

South Carolina— $15.00 

Cong.: Mill Creek, 15 00 

Tennessee— $5.50 

Cong.: Edw. M. Culler (M. N.) (Oneonta) 
$.50; R. C. Mooney & Wife (White Horn) 

$5, 5 50 

Texas— $4.00 

Indv.: Mrs. T. W. Range, $2; F. W. 

Parnsh & Wife, $2, 4 00 

Virginia— $176.47 

E. Dist., Cong.: Valley, $8; Oronoco, $3; 
Midland, $15.28; C. B. I. S. (Mt. Carmel) 
$2.16; Amsey F. Bollinger (Mt. Carmel) 
$25; S. S.: Valley, $24.44 77 88 

1st Dist., Cong.: Bluefield, $1; Roanoke 
N. W., $2; J. B. Spangle (Crab Orchard) 
$3; Martha A. Riner (Chestnut Grove) $2; 
S. S.: Pleasant View (Chestnut Grove) 
$12.83; Cong. & S. S. : Beaver Run, $5.75; 
Indv.: Mary J. Tucker, $1; Lucy A. Manzy 
& Son, $2, 29 58 

No. Dist., Cong.: Harrisonburg, $10.21; 
S. A. J. Huffman (Harrisonburg) $2; John 
M. Roller (Harrisonburg) $10; Sallie C. 
Barnhart (Cooks Creek) $2 24 21 

Sec. Dist., Cong.: Unknown donor (Head- 
waters) $3; Aid Soc: Moscow, $5; Indv.: 
J. Arnold Mannel, $2, 10 00 

So. Dist., Cong.: Topeco, $26.30; Mrs. 
Nannie Sutphin (Red Oak Grove) $3.50; 

Indv.: Mrs. S. T. Fellers, $5, 34 80 

Washington— $62.30 

Cong.: Omak, $5; W. H. Slabaugh (We- 

natchee) $50; S. S.: Mt. Hope, $7.30, 62 30 

West Virginia— $96.96 

First Dist., Cong.: Beaver Run, $27.96; 
Mary E. Shickel (Red Creek) $1; W. W. 
Bane & Wife (Beaver Run) $50; Mrs. D. 
M. Shoemaker (White Pine) $2; B. F. 
Wratchford & Wife (Eglon) $1; Indv.: G. 
T. & K. E. Leatherman, $4, 85 96 

Sec. Dist., Cong.: Beans Chapel, $5; Indv.: 

Jesse Judy, $6, 1100 

Wisconsin— $8 .38 

Cong.: Mrs. P. B. Hoffhein (Rice Lake) 
$3; Mrs. Lizzie A. Clair (Stanley) $1; S. 
S.: White Rapids, $4.38, 8 38 

Total for the month, $ 8,324 69 

Total previously reported, 39,914 98 

Total for the year, $ 48,239 67 

Louisiana — $13.85 

S. S.: Roanoke, 13 85 

Maryland— $2.31 

E. Dist., S. S.: Union Bridge (Pipe Creek), 2 31 

North Dakota— $4.46 

Cong. : Minot, 4 46 

Ohio— $34.24 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: Wooster, 30 17 

So .Dist., S. S.: Union City, 4 07 

Pennsylvania — $3.21 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: James Creek, 3 21 

Virginia— $12.51 

Sec. Dist., S. S.: Bridgewater, 12 51 

Total for the month, $ 70 58 

Total previously reported, 1,95162 

Total for the year, $ 2,022 20 

Indiana— $280.00 

Mid. Dist., Students & Faculty of Man- 
chester College, $ 280 00 

Total for the month, $ 280 00 

Total previously reported, 1,938 22 

Total for the year, $ 2,218 22 

Iowa— $57.00 

No. Dist., Aid Societies, 57 00 

Virginia— $10.00 

No. Dist., S. S.: Valley Pike (Wood- 
stock) $5; Aid Soc: Mt. Zion (Greenmount) 
$5, 1000 

Total for the month, $ 67 00 

Total previously reported, 5,866 20 

Total for the year, $ 5,933 20 

California — $75.00 

So. Dist., Aid Societies 75 00 

Illinois— $51.00 

No. Dist., Aid Societies, 5100 

Kansas — $41.50 

S. W. Dist., Aid Societies, 41 50 

Michigan — $5.00 

Aid Soc: Lake View, 5 00 

Oklahoma— $13.50 

Aid Soc: Washita, 13 50 

Pennsylvania— $25.00 

So. Dist., Aid Soc: Waynesboro, 20 00 

W. Dist., Aid Soc: Berkey (Shade 
Creek), 5 00 

Total for the month, $ 21100 

Total previously reported, 335 00 

Total for the year $ 546 00 

Indiana — $15.51 

No. Dist., Cong. & S. S.: Pleasant Chapel, 15 51 
Pennsylvania— $22.82 

So. Dist., Indv.: Mary E. Bixler, 2 00 

W. Dist., Cong.: E. G. & Idra R. Het- 
rick (Red Bank) $5; S. S.: Rockwood, $15.82, 20 82 

West Virginia— $10.00 

First Dist., Cong.: Alleghany, 10 00 

Total for the month, $ 48 33 

Total previously reported, 479 52 

Total for the year, $ 527 85 


Idaho— $3.00 

S. S.: Junior Class, Winchester, 3 00 


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Kansas— $10.00 

S. W. Dist., Aid Soc. 

Washington — $5.10 
S. S.: Omak, 

Garden City, 

10 00 

5 10 

Total previously reported, 


Total for the month, $ 

Total previously reported, 

18 10 
576 86 

Total for the year, $ 594 96 

Idaho— $7.25 

Cong.: A Brother (Payette), 7 25 

Indiana— $10.00 

So. Dist., Cong.: Lawrence Sherry (Nettle 


Kansas— $1.00 

N. W. Dist., Cong.: Frances A. Singer 

(White Rock), 

Mary land— $15 .90 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Beaver Creek, 

W. Dist., Cong.: Cherry Grove, 

Minnesota— $1.00 

Indv. : Orin Chapman, 

Ohio— $22.80 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: Vesta S. Braid (Read- 
ing) $5; Simeon Longanecker & Wife (Zion 
Hill) $11, 

N. W. Dist., Cong.: E. H. Rosenberger 
& Wife (Sugar Ridge), 

So. Dist., S. S.: Middletown, 

Oklahoma— $25.00 

Cong.: Isaac Williams (Paradise Prairie), 
Pennsylvania — $75.37 

E. Dist., Cong.: No. 85245 (Richland), ... 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Jacob Harshberger & 
Wife (Snake Spring), 

S. E. Dist., Cong.: Harmony ville, $2; S. 
S.: Harmony ville, $10.85, 

W. Dist., Cong.: E. G. & Idra R. Hetrick 
(Red Bank) $5; Mrs. W. J. Hamilton & 
Family (Middle Creek) $15; Circuit No. 5, 

10 00 

1 00 

12 90 
3 00 

1 00 

16 00 

3 00 

3 80 

25 00 

20 00 

5 00 

12 85 

37 52 

Total for the month, $ 

Total previously reported, 

158 32 
2,359 50 

Total for the year, $ 2,517 82 

Arkansas— $2.50 

N. W. Dist., Cong.: E. Brown (Spring- 
dale), 2 50 

California— $5.00 

No._ Dist., Cong.: Mrs. Nina E. Wirth 


Illinois — $3.00 

No. Dist., Indv.: Frank E. Kniesley, .... 
Iowa— $40.00 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: A Brother (Dallas 


Kansas— $10.00 

S. W. Dist., Cong.: J. D. Yoder (Monitor), 
Missouri — $38.60 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Lizzie Fahnestock 

No. Dist., Cong.: Wakenda, 

Ohio— $43.60 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. Frank Leather- 
man (Mt. Zion) $1; Cong. & S. S. : W. 
Nimishillen, $41.60, 

So. Dist., Cong.: W. L. Klinger (W. Day- 

Pennsylvania— $25.00 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Nora Sieber Keller 

S. E. Dist., Cong.: Emma V. Small (1st 

W. Dist., S. S.: "King's Daughters" 
Class (Mt. Joy), 

Washington— $25.00 

Cong.: S. Bock (No. Spokane), 

Total for the month, 

5 00 

3 00 

•■40 00 

10 00 

2 00 
36 60 

42 60 

1 00 

10 00 

2 50 

12 50 

25 00 

192 70 

Total for the year, $ 2,553 50 

Illinois— $85.00 

So. Dist., Cong.: No. 85333 (Woodland), .. 85 00 
Nebraska— $30.00 

S. S.: "True Blue" Class, Bethel, .... 30 00 

New York— $10.00 

Indv.: Charles C. Maderia, 10 00 

Pennsylvania— $12.50 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: "Willing Workers" 
Class, Curry ville (Woodbury), ' 12 50 

Total for the month, $ 

Total previously reported, 

137 50 
810 80 

Total for the year, $ 948 30 

Iowa— $5.00 

So. Dist., Cong.: So. Keokuk, 5 00 

Michigan— $12.50 

S. S.: Sunfield, 12 50 

Pennsylvania — $54.00 

S. E. Dist., S. S.: Green Tree, 20 00 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: Ladies' Bible Class, 

(Williamsburg), 34 00. 

Virginia— $35.00 

No. Dist., Aid Soc: Western (Mill Creek), 35 00 

Total for the month, $ 

Total previously reported, 

106 50 
910 80 

Total for the year, $ 1,017 30 

California— $12.50 

So. Dist., S. S. : "The Gleaners" Class, 

1st Los Angeles, 

Illinois— $62.50 

No. Dist., Cong.: Edith M. Scrogum 
(First Chicago) $12.50; Katherine Boyer 

(Waddams Grove), $50, 

Iowa— $12.50 

No. Dist., C. W. S.: Junior (Ivester), .. 
Maryland— $75.00 

E. Dist., S. S.: Pipe Creek, $25; Wood- 
berry (Baltimore) $50, 

Michigan— $25.00 

Cong.: Dr. C. M. Mote & Wife (Beaver- 
ton), - 

Missouri — $100.00 

Cong.: Mrs. O. P. Williams (Smith Fork), 
Ohio— $25.00 

So. Dist., S. S. : Sisters' Bible Class 

(Beech Grove), 

Pennsylvania— $125.00 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: Snake Spring, $50; 
Spring Run, $25, 

W. Dist.. S. S.: Y. P. Bible Class, Beach- 
dale (Berlin), 

Total for the month, $ 

Total previously reported, 

12 50 

62 50 
12 50 

75 00 

25 00 
100 00 

25 00 

75 00 


437 50 
3,052 83 

Total for the year, $ 3,490 33- 

California— $4.72 

No. Dist., D. V. B. S.: Raisin, 4 72 

Florida— $10.00 

Cong.: Z. M. K. (Sebring) $5; Z. C. V. 

(Sebring) $5, 10 00 

Idaho— $57.70 

S. S.: Boise Valley, $46.05; Winchester, 
$11.65, 57 70 

Illinois— $44.50 

No. Dist., S. S. : Junior & Intermediate 
Depts. (Bethel) $34; Cradle Roll (Cherry 
Grove) $.50, 34 50 

So. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. H. H. Kindig 
(Panther Creek), 10 00 


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Indiana— $139.63 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: Spring Creek, $45.02; 
Bachelor Run, $72.40, 117 42 

No. Dist., S. S.: "True Blue Class," 
Junior Dept. (Goshen) $4; Junior Dept. 
(Goshen) $15.61, 19 61 

So. Dist., Cong.: Carl Gochenour (Ross- 

ville), 2 60 

Michigan— $5.35 

S. S.: Marilla, 5 35 

Missouri— $43.56 

No. Dist., S. S.: Honey Creek, $7.48; 
Junior & Intermediate Depts. (No. Bethel) 
$33.38, 40 86 

S. W. Dist., S. S.: Carthage, 2 70 

Nebraska— $28.35 

S. S. : Lincoln, 28 35 

Ohio— $329.75 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: Freeburg, $27.50; 
Individuals (Reading) $7; Evelyn Neher 
(Akron) $7.50; S. S.: Canton Center, $68.25; 
Primary Class (Freeburg) $83; 1st Junior 
Class (Freeburg) $83.50; 2nd Junior Class 

(Freeburg) $53, 329 75 

Pennsylvania— $207.25 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: Young People's Divi- 
sion (Williamsburg) $34.32; " Sunbeam 
Band " Class, Martinsburg (Clover Creek) 
$17.50; C. W. S.: Junior (Stonerstown) $2.50, 54 32 

S. E. Dist., S. S.: Parkerford, $10.30; 
" The Beacon Lights " and " The Leaders " 
(Parkerford) $50; Junior Dept. (First Phila.) 
$15, 75 30 

So. Dist., Cong.: Frances Ellen Shaffer 
(Upper Conewago), 10 00 

W. Dist., S. S.: Geiger, $40.38; Primary 

Boys & Girls (Glade Run), $27.25, 67 63 

Virginia— $9.00 

First Dist., Cong.: John Junior Showalter 
(Peter's Creek), 1 00 

No. Dist., Cong.: Lois V. Hoover (Wood- 
stock), 3 00 

So. Dist., Cong.: Lois, Emory, Lillian & 

Benton Bowman (Coulson), 5 00 

Washington— $150.92 

Cong.: An Individual (Olympia) $40; S. 
S.: Wenatchee Valley, $110.92, 150 92 

Total for the month, $ 1,030 73 

Total previously reported, 2,066 15 

Total for the year, $ 3,096 88 

Illinois— $28.58 

No. Dist., S. S.: Franklin Grove, \ . 28 58 

Kansas— $10.00 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: Eld. C. W. Shoe- 
maker & Wife (Appanoose), 10 00 

Pennsylvania— $25.00 

E. Dist., Cong.: M. P. Landis & Wife 

(Indian Creek), 25 00 

Virginia— $5.00 

Sec. Dist., Cong.: Mattie V. Glick (Bridge- 
water), 5 00 

Total for the month, $ 68 58 

Total previously reported, 22 00 

Total for the year, $ 90 58 

Pennsylvania— $15.00 

E. Dist., Cong.: F. B. Gartland & Wife 
(Roaring Spring), 15 00 

Total for the month, $ 15 00 

Total previously reported, ', 67 00 

Total for the year, $ 82 00 

California— $5.00 
So. Dist., Aid Soc. : Covina, 5 00 

Total for the month, $ 5 00 

Total previously reported, 60 00 

Total for the year, $ 65 00 

California — $5.00 
So. Dist., Aid Soc: Covina, 5 00 

Total for the month,- $ 5 00 

Total previously reported, v 10 00 

Total for the year, $ 15 00 

Colorado— $43.60 

E. Dist., Cong.: Haxtun, 43 60 

Indiana— $1.00 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. Fred Hummel 

(Sugar Creek), 100 

Iowa — $40.00 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: A Brother (Dallas 

Center), 40 00 

Kansas— $10.00 

S. W. Dist., Cong.: J. D. Yoder (Monitor), 10 CO 

Michigan— $1.10 

Cong.: Woodland, 110 

Ohio— $1.00 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. Frank Leather- 
man (Mt. Zion), 100 

Pennsylvania— $12.50 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Nora Sieber Keller 
(Huntingdon), 10 00 

S. E. Dist., Cong.: Emma V. Small (1st 
Philadelphia), 2 50 

Total for the month, $ 109 20 

Total previously reported, 4,504 43 

Total for the year, $ 4,613 63 

Michigan— $23.25 

Cong. : Woodland, 23 25 

Total for the month, $ 23 25 

Total previously reported, 459 24 

Total for the year, $ 482 49 

California— $30.00 

So. Dist., Aid Soc: Covina, 30 00 

Total for the month, $ 30 00 

Total previously reported, 104 90 

Total for the year, $ 134 90 

California— $100.00 

No. Dist., C. W. S.: Laton, 50 00 

So. Dist., S. S. : "The Gleaners" Class 
(1st Los Angeles) $12.50; Missionary Class 
(Covina) $37.50, 50 00 

Illinois— $25.00 

No. Dist., C. W. S.: Sterling, 25 00 

Maryland— $25.00 

E. Dist., S. S.: Woodberry (Baltimore), 25 00 

Ohio— $12.50 

So. Dist., S. S.: Brotherhood Bible Classes 
(Middle District), 12 50 

Pennsylvania— $125.00 

E. Dist., S. S. : Ever Faithful Class (Lan- 
caster) $50; Gleaner's Class (Lancaster) 
$50, 100 00 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: Spring Run, 25 00 

Washington— $13.75 

S. S.: Richland Valley, 13 75 

Total for the month, $ 30125 

Total previously reported, 1,303 23 

Total for the year, $ 1,604 48 


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California— $200.00 

So. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. Ida Cable in mem- 
ory of Eld. Joel Gnagey & Wife (Pasadena), 200 00 

Total for the month, $ 200 00 

Total previously reported, 271 88 

Total for the year, ' $ 47188 

California— $3.60 

No. Dist., Cong.: Amos A. Hartman 

(Waterford), 3 60 

Florida— $50.00 

Cong.: "Right Hand" (Sebring), 50 00 

Indiana— $21.10 

No. Dist., Cong.: Edwina Nickler (Elk- 
hart) $5; S. S.: Cyrus Steele's Class (Mid- 
dlebury) $6.10, W 10 

So. Dist., Cong.: Carolina B. & Ettie E. 

Holler (Nettle Creek) 10 00 

Iowa— $40.00 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: A Brother (Dallas 

Center), 40 00 

Kansas— $12.00 

S. W. Dist., Cong.: Michael Keller & 
Wife (Larned) $2; J. D. Yoder (Monitor) 

$10, 12 00 

Maryland— $55.00 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Altruistic (Hagers- 

town), 55 00 

Ohio— $10.00 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: Vesta S. Braid (Read- 
ing), 1000 

Oregon— $2.25 

Cong.: Mrs. C. A. Robinson (Portland), 2 25 

Pennsylvania— $73.50 

E. Dist., Cong.: Galen C. Kilhefner 
(Ephrata) $2; S. S.: Midway, $18, 20 00 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: Spring Run, 25 00 

W. Dist., S. S.: Primary Class Cone- 
maugh (Johnstown) $16; " King's Daugh- 
ters " (Mt. Joy) $12.50, 28 50 

West Virginia— $5.00 

First Dist., Cong.: Rosa B. Guthrie (Red 
Creek), 5 00 

Total for the month $ 272 45 

Total previously reported, 2,484 92 

Total for the year, $ 2,757 37 

Pennsylvania— $25.00 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: Spring Run, 25 00 

Total for the month, $ 25 00 

Total previously reported, 27125 

Total for the year, $ 296 25 

Idaho— $15.90 

Cong. : Winchester, 15 90 

Illinois— $10.09 

So. Dist., S. S.: So. Fulton (Astoria), .. 10 09 

Indiana— $109.20 

No. Dist., Cong.: West Goshen, $4.15; No. 
Winona Lake, $2; Middlebury, $73.05; C. W. 
S.: Union Center, $30, 109 20 

Maryland— $5.00 

E. Dist., S. S.: Union Bridge (Pipe Creek), 5 00 

Ohio— $10.65 

N. E. Dist. West End Mothers' Club of 
New Philadelphia, 10 65 

Pennsylvania— $56.00 

E. Dist., Cong.: Richland 5100 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Lewistown, 5 00 

Total for the month $ 206 84 

Total previously reported, 1,492 97 

Total for the year $ 1,699 81 

Indiana— $70.00 

No. Dist., Cong.: W. Goshen, 70 00 

Total for the month, $ 70 00 

Total previously reported, 77 79 

Total for the year, ..: $ 147 79 

Michigan— $1.00 

Indv.: Unknown donor of Brutus, 1 00 

Total for the month, $ 100 

Total previously reported, 22 00 

Total for the year $ 23 00 

Idaho— $200.00 

Aid Soc. : Nampa, 200 00 

Indiana— $279.05 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Huntington City, $121.55; 
Pleasant View, $27.50, 149 05 

No. Dist., Cong.: Rock Run, $80; New 

Paris, $50, 130 00 

Iowa— $1.00 

No. Dist., Cong.: Nora E. Thurston 

(Waterloo City), 1 00 

Kansas— $110.00 

S. W. Dist., Cong.: McPherson 110 00 

Minnesota— $4.81 

S. S. : Lewiston, 4 81 

Missouri— $10.38 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Prairie View 10 38 

Ohio— $23.83 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: E. Chippew,a 23 83 

Tennessee— $5.58 

S. S. : Johnson City, 5 58 

Total for the month, $ 634 65 

Total previously reported, 50,568 54 

Total for the year, $51,203 19 

Colorado— $28 .90 

E. Dist., Cong.: Miami, $8.90; Rocky Ford, 
$20, 28 90 

Total for the month $ 28 90 

Total previously reported, 183 31 

Total for the year, $ 212 21 

California— $37.50 

So. Dist., Missionary Class, Covina for 

Delbert Vaniman, 37 50 

Colorado— $64.90 

E. Dist., Antioch Cong, for F. H. Crum- 
packer & Wife, $19.70; Colo. Springs Cong, 
for F. H. Crumpacker & Wife, $15.20; Wiley 
Cong, for F. H. Crumpacker & Wife, $30, 64 90 
Idaho— $136.87 

Congs. of Idaho & W. Mont, for Annetta 
Mow, $110.22; Dr. D. L. Horning, $26.65, 136 87 
Illinois— $550.00 

No. Dist., Mt. Morris College Missionary 
Society for D. J. Lichty, 250 00 

So. Dist., Individuals & S. S.'s of Okaw 
for J. Elmer Wagoner, $250; Virden Aid 

Soc. for Leah Ruth Ebey, $50, 300 00 

Indiana — $250.00 

Mid. Dist., Pipe Creek Cong, for Anna 

Forney, 250 00 

Iowa— $125.00 

Mid. Dist., Panther Creek S. S. for Olivia 

D. Ikenberry, 125 00 

Kansas— $13G.02 

S. E. Dist., Parsons Cong, for Emma H. 
Eby, $49; Parsons S. S. for Emma H. Eby, 
*337 52 37 

S. ' W. ' Dist!,' ' W. ' Wichita ' Cong.' ' for ' F. 
H. Crumpacker & Wife, $12.64; Garden City 
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Supported in Whole or in Part by Funds Administered by the General Mission Board 
With the Year They Entered Service 

Spanhusvagen 38, Malmo, 

Graybill, J. F., 1911 
Graybill, Alice M., 1911 
Buckingham, Ida, 1913 

Ping- Ting Hsien, Shansi, 

Baker, Elizabeth, 1922 
Bright, J. Homer, 1911 
Bright, Minnie F., 1911 
Brubaker, Leland S., 1924 
Brubaker, Marie Woody, 

Clapper, V. Grace, 1917 
Coffman, Dr. Carl, 1921 
Dunning, Ada, 1922 
Flory, Byron M., 1917 
Flory, Nora, 1917 
Flory, Edna R., 1917 
Horning, Emma, 1903 
Kreps, Esther E., 1924 
Neher, Minneva J., 1924 
Sollenberger, O. C, 1919 
Sollenberger, Hazel C. 1919 
Vaniman, Ernest D., 1913 
Vaniman, Susie C, 1913 
Wampler, Dr. Fred J., 1913 
Wampler, Rebecca C. 1913 

Liao Chou, Shansi, China 

Flory, Raymond, 1914 
Flory, Lizzie N., 1914 
Horning, Dr. D. L., 1919 
Horning, Martha D., 1919 
Hutchison, Anna, 1913 
Oberholtzer, I. E., 1916 
Oberholtzer, Eliz. W., 1916 
Senger, Nettie M., 1916 
Seese, Norman A., 1917 
Seese, Anna, 1917 
Shock, Laura J., 1916 

Shou Yang, Shansi, China 

Cline, Mary E., 1920 
Heisey, Walter J., 1917 
Heisey, Sue R., 1917 
Schaeffer, Mary, 1917 
Smith, W. Harlan, 1920 
Smith, Frances Sheller, "1920 

Tai Yuan, care of Y. M. C. 
A., Shansi, China 

Myers, Minor M., 1919 
Myers, Sara Z., 1919 
Ikenberry, E. L., 1922 
Ikenberry, Olivia Dickens, 

Ullom, Lulu, 1919 
On Furlough 
Bowman, Samuel B., 5802 

Maryland Ave., Chicago, 

111., 1918 
Bowman, Pearl S., 5802 

Maryland Ave., Chicago, 

111., 1918 
Cripe, Winnie E., 3538 Con- 
gress St., Chicago, 111., 


Crumpacker, F. H., Elgin, 
111., 1908 

Crumpacker, Anna N., El- 
gin, 111., 1908 

Metzger, Minerva, Ross- 
ville. Ind., 1910 

Pollock, Myrtle, Battle 
Creek Sanitarium H. P. 
O., Battle Creek, Mich., 

Garkida, Nigeria, West Af- 
rica, via Jos, Nafada & Biu 
Burke, Dr. Homer L., 1923 
Burke, Marguerite Shrock, 

Beahm, William M., 1924 
Beahm, Esther Eisenbise, 

Heckman, Clarence C, 1924 
Heckman, Lucile Gibson, 

Mallott, Floyd, 1924 
Mallott, Ruth Blocher, 1924 

Helser, A. D,, Thornville, 

Ohio, 1922 
Helser, Lola B., Thornville, 

Ohio, 1923 
Kulp, H. Stover, Pottstown, 

Pa., R. 3, 1922 


Ahwa, Dangs, India 

Garner, H. P., 1916 
Garner, Kathryn B.. 13i6 
Shull, Chalmer, \Zl* 
Shull, Mary o., 1910 
Anklesvar, Broach Dist., India 
Long, I. S., 1903 
Long, Erne V., 19C3 
Miller, Arthur S. B., 1919 
Miller, Tenxne B., 1919 
Miller, Sadie J., 1903 
Mocmaw, I. W., 1923 
Moomaw, Mabel Winger, 

Shickel, Elsie, 1921 

Bulsar, Surat Dist., India 

Blickenstaff, Lynn A., 1920 
Blickenstaff, Mary B., 1920 
Blickenstaff, Verna M., 1919 
Cottrell, Dr. A. Raymond, 

Cottrell, Dr. Laura M., 1913 
Kintner, Elizabeth, 1919 
Mohler, Jennie, 1916 
Wagoner, J. Elmer, 1^19 
Wagoner, Ellen H., 1919 
Dahanu, Thana Dist., India 
Butterbaugh, Andrew G., 

Butterbaugh. Bertha L., 

Ebbert, Ella, 1917 
Metzger, Dr. Ida, 1925 
Nickey, I »r. Barbara M., 

Royer, B. Mary, 1913 

Jalalpor, Surat Dist., India 

Forney, Ji. L., 1897 
Forney, Anna M., 1897 
Miller, Eliza B., 1900 

Vada, Thana Dist., India 

Brumbaugh, Anna B., 1919 
Ebey, Adam, 1900 
Ebey, Alice K., 1900 
Kaylor, John L, 1911 
Kaylor, Ina M., 1921 
Swartz, Goldie E., 1916 

Palghar, Thana Dist., India 

Hollenberg, Fred M., 1919 
Hollenberg, Nora R.. 1919 

Post Umalla, via Anklesvar, 

Lichty, D. J., 1902 
Lichty, Anna Eby, 1912 
Summer, Benjamin F.. 1919 
Summer, Nettie B., .919 
Widdowson, Olive, 19.2 
Ziegler, Kathryn, 1908 

Vyara, via Surat Dist., India 

Blough, J. M., 1903 
Blough, Anna 2., 1903 
Brooks, Harlan J., 1924 
Brooks, Buth F., 1924 
Grisso, Lillian, 1917 
Mow, Anetta, 1917 
Mow, Baxter M., 1923 
Mow, Anna Beahm, 1923 
Wolf. L. Mae. 1922 
Woods. Bcuiah. 1924 

On Furlough 

Alley, Howard L., 3435 
Van Buren St., Chicago, 
111., 1917 

Alley, Hattie Z., 3435 Van 
Buren St., Chicago, 1917 

Eby, E. H., McPhersow 
Kans., 1904 

Eby, Emma H., McPherson. 
Kans., 1904 

Hoffert, A. T., 3435 Van 
Buren St., Chicago, 111., 

Replogle, Sara. New Enter- 
prise, Pa., 1919 

Shumaker, Ida C, Meyers- 
dale, Pa., 1910 

Church ot the Brethren In- 
dustrial School, Geer, Va. 

Wampier, Nelie, 1922 
Bolinger, Amsey, 1922 
Bolinger, Florence, 1922 


Fort Worth, Texas, 

Horner, W. J., 1922 
Greene County, Pirkey, Va., 

H. C. Early 
Piney Flats, Tenn., 

Ralph White, 1923 


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"Our Bairns" 



IN the disposition of property by will, or by gift during 
lifetime in anticipation of death, the children should 
have consideration. But in most cases of Christians pass- 
ing on property is it right that all go to the children and 
none to the work of the Kingdom? 

The old English law (about 1150 A. D.) required that at 
death one-third of a man's goods go to his children, one- 
third to his wife and the remainder could be disposed of by 
will. Hence, the common speech of the day, " wife's part — 
bairn's part — dead's part." If a widower, he could will away 
from his family half of his goods. The Church for centuries 
taught that such goods as he was free to dispose of should as 
a religious duty go to pious uses. Perhaps a revival of the 
early teaching that it is a Christian's duty to give at least a 
third of his estate to benevolent uses is timely. 

Our Annuity Plan is suitable to the idea that 
a third or more of your property be given to 
the church while you live and you get a good 
rate of annuity thereon during your lifetime. 
If desirable, a good share of your property 
could still remain for your loved ones. 

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Church of the 'Brethren 


arelh, 1926 


Some Hindrances to Successful Mission Work - F. H. Crumpacker 

The Church's Stake in Africa 

A. D. Helser 

The Vyara Work: A Story of Faith 

/. S. Long 

China Notes. They Relate the Siege at Liao Chou 

Olivia D. Ikenberry 

Carry the Gospel to Liao Chou: A Plan for Children's Work 

The Blessings of the Mite Box 

Jeannette Miller 

Financial Report and Pictures of Junior League Work 

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OTHO WINGER, President, North Man- 
chester, Ind., 1928. CHARLES D. BONSACK, General Secretary. 

J. J. YODER, Vice-President, McPherson, „ CT317XTCTro m^wa ttj *• 10 

Kans. 1926. H - SPENSER MINNICH, Educational Secre- 

a t> t»t /^tt/-xt ur * 1 t looo tar y and Editor Missionary Visitor. 

A. P. BLOUGH, Waterloo, Iowa, 1929. 

H. H. NYE, Elizabethtown, Pa., 1927. M. R. ZIGLER, Home Mission Secretary. 

LEVI GARST, Salem, Va., R. 1, 1930. CLYDE M. CULP, Treasurer. 

The date indicates the year when Board Members' terms expire. 
All correspondence for the Board should be addressed to Elgin, 111. 



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Published Monthly by the Church of the Brethren Through Her General Mission Board 

Volume XXVIII 

MARCH, 1926 

No. 3 



Some Hindrances to Successful Mission Work in the Foreign Field, 

By F. H. Crumpacker, 65 


The Church's Stake in Africa, By A. D. Helser, 67 

Remember Our Workers in Sweden, By H. Spenser Minnich, 68 

The Vyara Work, By I. S. Long, 69 

China Notes, By Olivia D. Ikenberry, 71 

India Notes, 74 


Carry the Gospel to Liao Chou, 76 

Missionary News, 77 

Easter Week of Prayer and Service, 78 

Suggested Topics for Sermons, 78 


The Blessings of the Mite Box, By Jeanette Miller, 80 


Contributions for the Dahanu Hospital, .82 

Pictures of Workers for the Dahanu Hospital, 84 

Our Correspondence Department, 86 



Some Hindrances to Successful Mission 
Work in the Foreign Field 

It is my purpose in this to mention a 
few of the things that make work hard for 
the missionary, and these things are en- 
tirely, or nearly so at least, beyond the 
control of the missionary. 

The first is the itinerant business man 

Unfortunately, many of these fellows are 
hirelings for a company and are short-term 
workers. They will not take time to learn 
the language of the people, and have a 
very poor opportunity to know much of 
their customs and ways. They work through 
interpreters and usually feel that they are 

being imposed upon and often the imposi- 
tion is much more than they have imagined. 
Many of these fellows are not Christian 
themselves, and thus do not apply Christian 
methods to their business, and especially to 
their treatment of the people among whom 
they work. Sometimes their morals are 
regretfully loose, and an impression goes 
out among the native populace that is hard 
to overcome. These men represent tobacco 
companies, pink pills, other patent medicines 
and liquors. 

They can form a barrier among the na- 
tives that it is practically impossible for the 
missionary to overcome. 

Another of these objectionable classes 


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is the lord of industry. This man is needed 
in these mission fields very much, for many 
of the people require help economically. 
But what is wanted along with his ability 
in business is a regenerated method of do- 
ing business. 

First of all he should go into something 
that will really be a help to the country, 
and then he should have Christian methods 
of dealing with his employees. Child labor, 
long hours, unsanitary conditions need to 
be taken care of after a Christian manner. 

Had this been done a lot of the recent 
trouble in China would have been avoided. 
A desire for gain that does not take into 
consideration the worker in the factory or 
mill is certainly in need of regeneration. 

Godless diplomacy, both from the home- 
land and by the representatives in the for- 
eign country, comes in for its share of 

It is to be regretted that many of the 
treaties and rules for work entered into in 
the past have not been based on righteous- 
ness, but each diplomat was trying to see 
how he could outdo his fellow-diplomat of 

the less fortunate countries. For many 
years this was not noticed much, for in 
these backward countries this kind of in- 
formation seldom got out among the com- 
mon people. Of late it is different, for now 
from among the common people come some 
of the thinkers and leaders in the country. 
These new leaders inform their fellows back 
home, and then when the missionary meets 
the questioner who is a real critic he, the 
missionary, is put in an embarrassing posi- 
tion. How can he account for this unfair- 
ness from a supposedly Christian country? 
Godless Race Prejudice 

The foreigner naturally holds himself aloof 
from his less-cultured neighbor and he feels 
a pride in his own race. Of course, he comes 
from a superior race. Such attitudes simply 
make universal brotherhood impossible. If 
Christianity stands for any one great prin- 
ciple more than another it is brotherhood in 
love. Any attitude of any individual, club, 
order, or society, or even nation, that acts so 
as to hinder this, is a real hindering factor 
in the way of the work of the missionary. 
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a membership of 80. Eld. W. M. Wine is pastor, and Bro. Henry Fike Sunday-school superintendent. 


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The Church's Stake in Africa 


For use with the April and May Missionary Offering appeals to the Sunday-schools 

(Bro. Helser, who went out to Africa in 1922, has 
just returned to America on his first furlough. The 
period of service between furloughs is shorter be- 
cause of the wear of the Nigerian climate on phys- 
ical vitality.) 

IT is Christmas time, 1925, and I am on 
board the West African mail steamer 
Adda. Christmas, 1922, Bro. Kulp and 
I were on our way to Africa. Now we 
are on our way to the homeland for rest. 
Sometimes it all seems like a dream. 
But it is not a dream; 
it is very far from a 
dream. Three full years 
have gone and the 
Church of the Brethren 
Mission in North Cen- 
tral Africa is a fact. 

We were attracted to 
Northeastern Nigeria 
because the *Education 
Commission to Africa 
suggested it as a strate- 
gic point. No adequate 
provision had been made 
for the training of 
preachers and teachers 
for the three millions of 
pagans in Northern 
Nigeria. This field was 
all the more strategic 
because of the strong 
Mohammedan popula- 
tion amongst whom 
these pagans lived. 
After traveling more 
as a 
set a 

than a thousand 
inland we found 
appeared to us 
suitable territory, 
under God we 

A man came to me during my 
last week at Garkida to talk and to 
be taught. I asked him what he 
knew about Jesus three years ago 
when we came, and he said that 
he had never heard of him. Then 

I said, " What do you know 
now? " He replied by giving all 
the names for Jesus and by telling 
of his dying for us. I then said, 

II Tell me anything that you know 
about Jesus or God." He im- 
mediately spoke of God as our 
Father and Jesus as our elder 
Brother. He gave the essence of 
the Ten Commandments, and then 
said that the one on personal 
purity was the most difficult. He 
said, " I cannot get along with 
only one wife." The stories of 
Adam and Eve, the Samaritan 
woman, Joseph and John the 
Baptist were well known to him. 
He told of the young man Daniel 
with great glee. He then read a 
number of the lessons in the reader 
quite well. A stake has been 
struck in his heart for God and 
God will give the increase. 

stake for the Church of 
the Brethren. God has been good to your 
servants and we would offer to him our 
humble thanks. 

With all of the mistakes, we can now 
say that the Bura tongue is not only a 

*A commission sent by the Foreign Mission 
Conferences of North America and England and 
the Phelps-Stokes Fund to study educational needs 
in West and South Africa in 1920. 

spoken but also a written language. Songs 
have been translated and written. A Gospel 
has been translated. Two readers and a 
life of Christ have been written. An Old 
Testament story book is nearing comple- 
tion. This is a stake that we can see and 

Three dwellings have been built and a 
fourth is under construction. A church 
and school building and 
a small hospital have 
been erected. (I am glad 
to record that the sisters 
of the church are pro- 
viding us with a more 
substantial hospital.) 

The school has made 
progress. Ninety-four 
boys and sixteen girls 
have been in the school 
for at least a month. 
Some of these give much 
promise of developing 
into strong Christian 
leaders. Those who have 
been in the school for 
the two years' time since 
it started show good 
progress. It is to the 
school that we look for 
the development of 
Christian leaders and 
stable Christians. Build- 
ings may fall down and 
books may be destroyed, 
but what is written on 
the tablet of the heart 
of the youth of a nation 
will make that nation. 
With teaching Jesus 
linked healing. He knew the power of the 
healing touch. He used much time and 
energy, that might have been given to 
direct preaching and teaching, to the bind- 
ing up of broken bodies. Men have come 
to our hospital and have been healed m 
the name of Christ. I can hear them now 
as they bless the Christian doctor and the 


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Christian nurse and all who help them in 
any way. A number of important opera- 
tions have been most successfully per- 
formed, and they have been used to set 
forward the work of Christ in the hearts 
of many. 

Through all of these and all the time the 
Gospel has been preached. It is a big 
stake to have a place to which man may 
flee for the healing of the body, but it is 
a far bigger stake to have a lighthouse 
to which men may come and find hope for 
a sin-wrecked soul. It is to the establishing 
of this lighthouse that the church has given 
herself during the past three years. Now 
the youth of the Bura nation may choose 
between light and darkness. Before they 
had no choice. 

The Word has been preached in the out- 
lying villages, and we trust that God is at 
work in many a heart. There are scores 
of more distant villages where the evangel 
has never been proclaimed. 

The mission unanimously decided to ask 
the church to send twelve new workers to 
Africa in the autumn of 1926. One needs 
only to see how active the Mohammedan 
teachers are among our people to realize 
the urgency of this call. There is no fiction 
about our being on the line of Moham- 
medan advance. It is a fact. 

At Garkida we need a doctor and his 
wife, an industrial man and his wife, an 

evangelist and his wife, two teachers and 
their wives for the boarding and Bible- 
school work, and two single sisters (a 
woman for the girls' and women's work 
and a nurse). This is a staff with which 
we can hope to do a substantial piece 
work. Christ is worthy of our very best. 

We need every one of the new workers 
called for, so that we can begin to staff 
a second station. By the time these new 
ones have a year of language study the 
six who came in 1924 will be leaving on 
furlough. Brethren, we ask you to give 
us a chance to attempt what God wants 
done in Africa. " GO — teach — baptize — 
teach — lo." David Livingstone said, " This 
is the word of a gentleman and that is 
an end on't." We have taken him at his 
word. We have gone, we have taught, 
some have asked about baptism; we have 
taught more and he has been with us. 

Even now before I have reached the 
homeland I long to be back in Buraland. 
I can hear them saying, " Come back 
quickly, come back quickly." It is the 
voice of some one who needs you and me. 

The eight in Africa now are doing 
splendid work, but they can only touch 
what needs to be done. Three years ago 
we had no work in Africa ; now we have 
a small beginning. What shall we have 
in three more years? 

Remember Our Workers in Sweden 


For use with the March appeal to the Sunday-schools of the Church of the 
Brethren for a Missionary Offering for work being done in Sweden 

OUR workers, Brother and Sister J. F. 
Graybill, who went to Sweden in 
1911, and Sister Ida Buckingham, 
who went in 1913, are patiently going about 
their work. We don't hear so much from 
them. They are too busy to write much. 
Sweden as a field for work is not men- 
tioned as frequently as are India, China 
and Africa, because the workers are fewer. 
The writer knows from personal observa- 
tion the earnest zeal and efficient labors 
of our staff over there. 

The picture of the young people repre- 
sents the splendid warm attitude of the 

young people to the church. I dare say 
their loyalty is equal to that of any other 
group of young people in the Brotherhood 
in America or abroad. 

The total expenditure of American mis- 
sion money in Sweden last year was 
$4,857.85. This was used to support the 
three missionaries and to carry work at 
the following churches: Malmo, Simris- 
hamn, Limhamn, Olserod, Vannaberga, Ting- 
sryd, and Kjavlinge. There has been a 
strong effort to make the Sweden church 
more self-supporting. The results at Malmo 
are especially encouraging. A letter from 


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The Berean Bible Class of the Malmb Sunday-school 

Bro. Graybill recently told of two new 
converts for Christ. 

One of the young women who united 
with the church a little more than a year 
ago is now being trained as a mission 
worker. It is always true that the Swedish 
workers can understand their own people 
better than can foreigners. 

Let us cheer the hearts of the workers 
by a generous offering. Let us also help 
our home Sunday-schools to know more 
about Sweden, so we can pray intelligently 
for the cause over there. The June (1925) 
Missionary Visitor had an annual report 
of the Sweden field. 


The Vyara Work 

A Story of Faith 


Missionary to India Since 1903 

N the summer of 1905, shortly after caring for a few very important cases, 
arriving in India, Brother and Sister This work won favor, clearly; yet on the 

Ross moved to Vyara, to open a new 
station. Here, living in such a rented house 
as was available, they learned the language 
and got ready for work. 

During the next three or four years Bro. 
Ross, with his two Indian workers taking 
picture rolls and medicine, visited most of 
the large villages of the county. They also 
took advantage of village fairs to present 
the Word. Brother and Sister Ross in 
those days did most effective service. The 
most appreciated of all their efforts, some 
thought, was giving out medicines and well 

whole they and the workers felt they were 
not wanted, and once came to the mission 
conference proposing to leave Vyara. 
Fortunately, better counsels prevailed, for 
the Lord was leading his people on. 

A new bungalow was erected in 1908 
on new premises. Fortunately, the health 
of the missionaries thenceforth was better. 
While the bungalow was in building, one 
of the Indian workers taught the laborers, 
for a half hour daily, with prayer. The 
rest of the day he acted as a sort of fore- 
man, directing. By the time the house was 


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finished thirty candidates were ready for 
baptism, and but for a word from a Chris- 
tian concerning caste, they should have 
been baptized. It so happened, all were 
scared away, and though neighbors to this 
day, none have become Christians. This 
is given merely to show how acute caste 
feeling was at the time. 

Soon after this the missionary separated 
his workers, putting one about twelve miles 
south, and the other about the same dis- 
tance away to the east. The work really 
had its beginning from this time. Bro. 
N. M. Maida, now an ordained minister, 
undertook to build a Christian village at 
Chakdhara. While here he had a splendid 
school for a short period, and also opened 
the first two other schools in our Dang 
State, near by. Unfortunately, due to much 
sickness and even death in the community, 
this scheme of building a strong Christian 
community here did not succeed, and our 
brother removed to Karanjvel, several 
miles nearer Vyara. 

The other brother, V. M. Ranadive, also 
as time advanced tried to build a Christian 
community at Thuti. For years the mission 
has had a good deal of land there and has 
been conducting a school. This project 
also has not been as fruitful as we hoped. 
However, it may yet prove a blessing to 
the work on that side. 

Once on their own resources, these two 
brethren began to look about them, search- 
ing for some one through whom they 
might find a way into the hearts of the 
masses. Each won several about the same 
time, in 1910. These were brought together 
to encourage one another and to learn 
more. These several Christians did the 
normal thing — told their relatives, and in 
time they also asked for baptism. Thus, 
to this day, the work spreads, and folks 
far from Vyara are won in the way they 
should be, the rank and file really assuring 
others of the truth, while the workers and 
missionaries do the teaching, " line upon line, 
here a little, there a little." 

At Karanjvel Bro. Maida had one of the 
best night-schools the mission has ever had, 
and the church work there, including Sun- 
day-school, was of first importance. In- 
deed, as from Jerusalem, so from this vil- 
lage the " good seed " was carried far, 

so that by the time the writer and family, 
in the spring of 1913, arrived at Vyara there 
were some 150 folks baptized in this area. 
In this one village alone were sixty-five 
men, now Christians, who refused longer 
to climb the toddy tree, to bring down the 
sap which, caught and put in the sun for 
awhile, ferments and intoxicates. 

Likewise, on the Songhad side, the other 
brother had opened work in Pankri, Thuti, 
Khersi, Doshwada, Chikhelda, conducting it 
along similar lines, and by the time we 
came on the scene some few over 100 had 
received baptism. 

In either area the work was carried on 
amidst fierce opposition of the liquor sellers 
and the traders. The Christians largely 
ceased drinking, began to attend prayers 
by night, and to dress a bit differently, and 
when beaten or forced to work for nought 
and the workers took their part, the hos- 
tility of certain selfish traders was aroused. 
The movement Christward was social and 
in part selfish, it is true. For example, 
where thirty or forty would assemble every 
night formerly, they would come now in 
tens or twelves, and then only when called. 
I asked why this was and got the reply, 
" Saheb, he is dead," meaning the Parsee 
who was always persecuting them had died 

Again, these men never did grow much 
in grace. Such grown-ups seldom do, on 
this side. Being often in debt and driven 
by money lenders and traders, they were 
out early and late, and so never got a 
chance to hear and learn, as they should. 
Nevertheless, Bro. Ross did the diplomatic 
thing in baptizing them in large numbers, 
for he opened the way for breaking down 
caste and for teaching to one's heart's con- 
tent forever afterwards. Also, in August, 
1911, he began a small boarding-school, 
which has proved a great blessing to the 
work at this station. During the winter 
of 1912-13 Sister Sadie Miller commenced 
work among the women of this territory, 
and from that date women also began to 
accept Christ. 

Feeling sure we should win the children, 
and through them the parents, the writer 
demanded that every worker should be first 
a teacher, having a day-school if possible. 

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Olivia D. Ikenberry 
Ping Ting 

Our little China mission is having some new 
experiences these days. For some months there 
have been rumors of trouble for our peaceful Shansi 
Province, and for many days there has been a 
general movement of troops to the south. They 
seemed to be centering around Liao Chou. On 
Tuesday, Dec. 8, Dr. Wampler returned from Liao 
and said that the Honan troops had entered Shansi, 
that there was fighting near Liao and the wounded 
were already coming into the hospital. So on 
Wednesday, the 9th, Mr. Vaniman took Dr. Coff- 
man to Liao in the car to help out in the hospital 
with the wounded soldiers, and to bring back 
to Ping Ting the mothers and children if they 
wished to come. They reached Liao about 11 o'clock. 
Fighting began that morning about two miles from 
Liao and could be plainly heard from Liao. By 
1 P. M. the two cars driven by Vaniman and 
Seese were on their way to Ping Ting. All the 
mothers and children who could get away came — 
Mrs. Seese, Mrs. Flory, and Mrs. Oberholtzer and 
their children. Mrs. Horning was unable to come, 
as she had given birth to a boy the day before. 
They reached here about 7:30 P. M. We were 
happy when they arrived, for we feared that the 
fighting might have already progressed so far that 
they would be unable to leave. 

Immediately following, our little band left at 
Liao were right in the crossline of the battle be- 
tween the two armies for two days and three 
nights. During this time, we, at Ping Ting, spent 
many anxious moments, too. We heard many 
rumors of what was going on, but had no direct 
word from our people there till eight days later. 


The feeling at Ping Ting was very tense, too, 
for a number of days. Most of the shops closed 
and we were unable to buy vegetables, flour, etc. 
Many people had left the city and their homes. 
Scarcely any one could be seen on the streets. 
The men were afraid to go out because so many 
were being commandeered by the soldiers to carry 
their supplies. We, at Ping Ting, had organized 
a Red Cross and planned to take in women and 
children if the enemy should get this far. The 
local people were very much disturbed, as Ping 
Ting is located right on the road that the enemy 
would likely take on their march to the capital. 
We are thankful that the trouble is over for the 
present and we hope so for the future also. 

During the latter part of the month, because of 
the war at Liao, and their hospital being full of 
wounded soldiers, three of the Ping Ting nurses, 
with Dr. Wampler and Miss Baker, have been there 
helping to care for the wounded. 

Early in the month the teaching staff of the 
Training School for Nurses was especially busy 
with their regular teaching and reviewing the 
nurses that were to take the N. A. C. (Nurses' 
Association of China) examinations. The examina- 

tions were given from the 4th to the 13th of 
December. Esther Kreps and Dr. Wong, from 
Liao, were with us the 4th and conducted the 
practical examination. Then from the 5th to the 
13th students sat every day for examinations till 
all the subjects were given that are required by 
the N. A. C. The training school has four graduates 
this year and five that took the first half of the 
N. A. C. examinations. These five will graduate 
next year. Miss Baker also went to Tai Ku, a 
neighboring mission, and conducted the practical 
examination for them on the 4th of December in 
their training school, it being a ruling of the 
association to have some one in from the outside 
for this part of the examination. 


Ping Ting Hospital has been getting some of the 
wounded from Liao the last few days, and that, 
with our regular patients, keeps those who are left 
here to hold fort quite busy. 

During the first of the month O. C. - Sollenberger 
and Miss Dunning spent two weeks among the out- 
stations. Bro. Sollenberger did some baptizing at 
a couple of places, using a portable baptistry, which 
was made of oiled cloth. The portable baptistry will 
be a great help in the out-station work, as it is 
hard for many of these people, especially the women, 
to make the trip to Ping Ting for the baptismal 
service. At Kao Lao they held a communion 
service for the Christians there, nineteen commun- 

ing - ■£ 

Last evening, Dec. 28, it was discovered that 
some 300 animal drivers with 380 animals were out in 
the river bed south of the city, with no shelter for 
the night, as the inns were full of soldiers. These 
were men who had been commandeered to haul 
soldiers back from Liao. We invited them into 
the boys' school court, where they left their animals 
while they themselves found shelter for the night 
in the warm recitation rooms of the boys' school. 
They slept all over the floor, packed in like 
sardines in a can, but glad for the warmth afforded. 
The warmth so revived the parasites which they 
carried with them that they made their owners un- 
comfortable, and some " hosts " were found picking 
off the crawlers, a sight not uncommon in China. 
The next morning after a hot breakfast most of 
the men left for their homes south of Liao. One 
man, whose feet had got wet in crossing a river 
and had been frozen for several days, entered the 
hospital this morning, and is now enjoying the 
comforts provided there. 

Shou Yang 

Recently nine men and boys were baptized. The 
number was not as large as we had hoped and 
prayed for, but these seem to be sincere in their 
purpose. Following the baptismal services we held 
our love feast. Sixty-eight were in attendance. The 
spirit of the meeting was good. 

There has been more or less of a lull in the 
activities of the evangelistic departments, owing 
to the movement of troops and unsettled conditions 
generally. One of the evangelists at Shou Yang 


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went home to see to the welfare of his family. 
While he was there he was drafted into some sort 
of military service, and through the exposure he 
contracted a cold. The last we heard from him 
he was in the hospital at Ping Ting Chow. 

General unsettled conditions made it seem ad- 
visable to have the Christmas services as simple 
as possible. We invited a speaker from Tai Yuan 
Fu. The county official and his first secretary at- 
tended the services. The former made a very 
profitable address. There was a good crowd in 
attendance. jg 

Perhaps the most significant feature of the Christ- 
mas services on Christmas morning was the special 
request for prayer by the county official during 
the course of his address. He is not a Christian, 
but he realizes that there is power in prayer. 
He said that, as the chief official in the county, 
the responsibility for the peace and safety of the 
county was upon him, and he felt unable to per- 
form the duty properly, and therefore asked the 
Christians to pray for him. At this time, when 
there is so much anti-Christian propaganda, and 
everything is in an uproar, we are quite encouraged 
to have the chief official come to the mission with 
a request for prayer. May the Lord lay this re- 
quest heavily upon the hearts of some of you 
who read these lines. 

During the month of December Dr. Hsing brought 
three little Chinese boys to visit their mothers. 
Two of the mothers are quite happy in their pos- 
session. The third little boy remained with his 
proud mother only about two weeks and then re- 
turned to the Heavenly Father. We are sorry for 
the family that has this loss. The fact that ex- 
pectant mothers call for Dr. Hsing is one of the 
greatest evidences of the confidence the people 
have in him. There are now two mothers in the 
hospital. ^ 

Mr. Li Hui Yuan, one of the graduates from the 
first class of nurses' school at Ping Ting, came to 
assist in the general nursing at the hospital. This 
is a decided help to the work. Formerly there was 
no graduate nurse in here, and Dr. Hsing had more 
than he could do. Will you continue to pray for 
Dr. Hsing in his responsibilities? 

This month, December, has been a busy one for 
our boys and most of their teachers. They have 
been getting ready for their Christmas exercises, 
in addition to their regular work. The high school 
and primary school gave very well-prepared pro- 
grams. This was supposed to be anti-Christian 
week among the students all over China, accord- 
ing to the recent declarations of the National 
Students' Union. What happened at other places 
we do not know, but everything was quiet and 
peaceful here in our section. The house was 
crowded at both of our programs and everybody 
seemed to have the spirit of Christmas before the 
exercises were over. We hope that these exercises 
will help, in some small way at least, to bring the 
knowledge of the birth of our Christ to more of 
these people. Oh! how they do need him! 

All those connected with our school are daily 
expecting the arrival of the old principal, Rev. B. 
M. Flory. According to the latest report, which 
was a telegram to Mr. Myers, they arrived in 
Tientsin over a week ago, but because of the fight- 
ing around Tientsin, have not been able to come 
interior as yet, or to get any word to us. All 
connected with the school certainly will welcome 
Mr. Flory back. »j 

The health of our pupils has been excellent so 
far this year. We praise our Heavenly Father for 
his wonderful protection and care. The spirit of 
all connected with the school has been very good. 
Although we do not have as many pupils as we 
would like to have, we trust and pray that those 
we do have may get the Spirit of Christ while with 
us. Are you continuing to pray for them? 
Rumors From Liao 

We have heard that about Dec. 8 an eight-pound 
boy was born to the Hornings. Within the next 
day or two the Honan soldiers laid siege to Liao 
and all the women and children who could went 
to Ping Ting. Mrs. Horning was at the Liao 
Hospital. Miss Hutchinson was in the city and 
had twenty or thirty women in her small court. As 
they depend on the city well they were hard put 
to it for water, as the soldiers (Shansi troops) were 
commandeering all available men to carry water 
for them. Mr. Flory came over from the east 
compound and was able to help them out. Miss 
Shock and Miss Kreps were at the hospital. 

Mr. Oberholtzer also was in the city. He had 
several Chinese men in his court. It was hard 
also for him to get water. When the firing was 
heaviest the Chinese men crawled under Mr. Ober- 
holtzer's bed. Among them was the city official. 
Every day Mr. Oberholtzer held prayer meetings, 
and before the siege was lifted some of these 
wealthy Chinese men and officials got so they 
could pray real well. We hope that this praying is 
not temporary. jg 

The Honan soldiers had as their headquarters two 
temples, one of which overlooked the city. As 
some of the Shansi troops were living in our 
school and church they were made targets, the 
church receiving one shell and the school fifteen. 

Dr. Coffman went to Liao as soon as possible, 
to help take care of the wounded, and for three 
days he was so busy operating that he did not 
have time to undress and rest. He was very 
glad indeed when the Chinese doctor and Dr. 
Wampler came to relieve him. Miss Baker and a 
Chinese nurse went from Ping Ting. 

During the fighting a shot entered the operating 
room, piercing the apron of one of the nurses, but 
did no further damage. Also one entered the room 
where the nurses were rolling bandages, and made 
a hole in the sleeve of a nurse's gown, then bury- 
ing itself in the wall. Another stray shot entered 
Homing's house and nipped off the top row of keys 
of R. C. Flory's typewriter. Shells hit the kitchens 
at both Mr. Flory's and Mr. Seese's houses. 


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This month has been one of excitement and 
anxious waiting for news, due to the siege of Liao. 
There was much fear among the people of the city 
that the Honan soldiers would take Liao and then 
come on to the city. Interested in the church were 
quite a few who had not been in times of- peace. 
Committees were appointed to provide places of 
refuge for women and children in case the soldiers 
did enter the city and looting should take place. 
The committee for our church decided to use the 
rooms in which the Ikenberrys are living. They 
thought that in their four rooms (two are 10x20 
feet and two are 10x10 feet) they could get two 
or three hundred women and children, if the Iken- 
berrys would take out all of their furniture and 
the Chinese could put their bed pallets side by side 
on the floors. »g 

Both the Chinese Red Cross and the foreign 
organization, together with the Y. M. C. A., sent 
men and money to help out those working at 
Liao. Mr. Scofield, the American secretary of the 
Y. M. C. A., gives some very interesting side 
lights in connection with the relief work. The 
first night Mr. Scofield, Dr. Wampler, and the 
Chinese who were with them in the car, were un- 
able to reach Liao, so they stopped at a deserted 
village on the way. The people of this village had 
fled to the mountains for safety. The Chinese 
who were with them found a large kettle and some 
potatoes, so he filled the kettle with the vegetables 
and started to boil them for their supper. Dr. 
Wampler had a tin of American cheese. Mr. Sco- 
field had five small Chinese cakes, so the party 
made their supper that night of boiled potatoes, 
cheese, and Chinese cakes. 

After the soldiers had passed through the vil- 
lages the people straggled back to see how affairs 
were. Quite frequently the soldiers had left things 
behind them. Two little children were playing with 
a small hand grenade, when it exploded, wounding 
them quite severely. Shortly after representatives 
of the Red Cross, together with Mr. Scofield, 
entered this family's court, escorted by a Chinese 
soldier carrying a huge executioner's sword. When 
they rapped and received no response, the soldier 
proceeded to pry open the gate with his sword. 
When they entered, the huge sword did not serve 
in any way to lighten the fears of the wounded 
children, even though the soldier said, in a very 
big voice, " The Red Cross has come." The Chinese 
method of doing things is a trifle different from 
ours. »g 

The men who went in this relief party from 
Taiyuan stationed themselves in a small village out- 
side of Liao, and with that as a base went out and 
searched the mountains and valleys for the dead 
and wounded. It was below zero weather during 
the fighting. You can imagine the suffering of 
the wounded men lying out in the open, some of 
whom said they had been out three days before 
they were found. >j 

Mr. Chang, the young man in charge of our boys' 
work, had a very delightful program just before 
Christmas. It consisted of speaking and singing, 

most of which was done by the boys themselves, 
the father of one of the boys, and our pastor, 
being the only others taking part. At this time 
the prizes for the best work done by the boys 
were awarded. This work seems very promising, 
for the boys of today will be the men of tomorrow. 


On Sunday, Dec. 22, the Christmas program of 
the church was held. Songs were sung by both 
the boys and the girls of the church. There were 
also instrumental music and speaking and a short 
sermon by the pastor. The Christmas offering was 
$13 (Mex.), more than half of which was given by 
the Chinese. This is very encouraging. Last year 
the offering was about $6 (Mex.), and all but $1.50 
(Mex.) came from the missionaries of the station. 
Part of the offering this year was given to Liao 
relief, the rest being turned over to a committee, 
which bought rice and distributed it to the poor 
of our section of the city. 


The anti-Christian movement was supposed to 
have put on a big anti-Christian campaign this 
Christmas, but as far as we have seen, what was 
done in this city was more or less of a failure as 
far as results were concerned. On Christmas day a 
poster cursing the church and Y. M. C. A. was 
put up over the city. Dec. 28 there was supposed 
to have been a big mass meeting, but we neither 
heard nor saw anything of it. 

On Christmas day all the Americans of the 
city (the Scofields and our own missionaries) were 
invited to the Myers home for Christmas dinner. 
We had not only a delicious dinner but a delightful 
time. & 

It was the first Christmas since the editor has 
been in China that we have had no greetings from 
the States for Christmas day. This was due to 
foreign mail being held up because of war con- 
ditions. We have heard that there are over 2,000 
bags of foreign mail at Hankow, waiting to come 
up this way. & 

Miss Ullom left a few days after Christmas for 
Ping Ting to spend New Year's with Misses Horn- 
ing and Dunning. »g 

News just reached us that B. R. Flory and family 
are expected at Show Yang and Miss Clapper at 
Ping Ting on New Year's Eve. 

Editor's Note. The latest news from China at 
the date of going to press was written Jan. 17 by 
Sister Minneva Neher. Her letter indicates that 
at present there is no war in our mission ter- 
ritory. However, the skies are not clear. Governor 
Yin is recruiting troops and fortifying the capital, 
Tai Yuan Fu. 

Truly the great sleeping giant, China, is awaken- 
ing but the process is not peaceful. She is engaged 
in the difficult process of getting rid of bad 
dreams. Sister Neher earnestly requests the prayer 
and interest of the home church for their problems 
are bigger than they can solve in their own 


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During November Vyara had a full program. The 
village workers came in to the station, camping for 
three weeks in booths, while attending the Bible 
Institute. Each evening services were held and 
both schools attended regularly. For ten days 
Visram, the children's missionary, was with us with 
his lantern and slides. His pictures of David and 
Christ were a blessing. At the close of the in- 
stitute, we had our love feast. Twenty- five new 
Christians partook of this communion. More than 
three hundred entered into the service, and a hun- 
dred others sat quietly by in the bright moonlight. 
In council assembled, the members decided that each 
mission worker at Vyara should give one-tenth of 
his wage for the next three years toward the build- 
ing of our Vyara churchhouse. This will mean real 
sacrifice for some. ^ 

We are now entering our cool season and this 
means intensive evangelistic work in the villages. 
Two groups go into the villages this year. One 
group, as it preaches the Word, expects to show 
pictures of the life of Christ. Pray that the seed 
sown shall fall on good ground. 

Anetta C. Mow. 
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Anklesvar Notes for December 

Thirteen of the practical arts girls taking teacher- 
training under the instruction of Sister Long took 
their examination in September. All of them passed, 
three with honors. jg 

The first week in December a group of girls 
from our girls' school went to Broach for govern- 
ment examination at the completion of the elementary 
vernacular schools. This year there were eleven 
girls from our school, nine of our mission and two 
from the Wesleyan Methodist Mission who have 
been in our school about half the year. All of the 
eleven passed, and, as last year, the first and 
second prizes for the District came to two of our 
girls. We were glad for the spirit in which the 
girls took their success. 

Ten out of fourteen of our boys in the Vocational 
Training School, preparing for teachers, passed first- 
year examination. In a way we are sorry for 
the failure of the others; yet we are sure even 
their failure will serve a useful purpose, a real 
warning to the coming classes. The examiner was 
well pleased with their ability to teach. 

On the last day of the year we held our love 
feast, as usual, in which about 250 sat, in addition 
to about 100 visitors who sat respectfully looking 
on. It was a quiet meeting. The Spirit seemed 
hovering over us. Many got a real blessing we 
hope. Eight men from the villages were baptized 
the following day. ^ 

Several weeks ago Bro. Miller and the Indian 
preacher made a trip out to one of our near villages 
where a number of Christians are making good at 
farming. They were all happy, and a good meet- 
ing was held. Two days later, on Sunday morning, 
they went again to hold the Sunday services. This 
time they did not find all so happy, for just the 

day before one of the houses caught fire, and be- 
cause of this twelve more burned to the ground in 
a short time. We might truthfully say that barely 
anything was saved. Clothes, grain, etc., that 
had been stored until crops were to be harvested 
were destroyed with the houses. But that loss 
could not be measured with that of one of the 
children. The little tot, after being put in a 
place of safety while his parents were making 
vain efforts to save the contents of the house, 
became excited, followed into the burning house and 
was burned. His body was not discovered till all 
was over. It was sad, indeed. 

The people of the village were very helpful at 
the time of the fire. They also gave them food 
for the evening meal and some clothing to cover 
them in the night, as they slept beneath the stars. 
The following day all of us searched our houses 
to find what we could give that would be useful. 
The girls of the Practical Arts School at once 
measured out the grain that would be used for 
their evening meal and gave, saying that it should 
be cooked for the children whose homes had been 
burned. A little later bundles of clothing, more 
or less in good condition, came rolling into the 
bungalow to be sent to the " burnt out." The 
boarding girls had saved out for themselves only 
what they felt they needed to get along. A box 
for cash was put up to receive the silver offering. 
When it was emptied it was found to contain 
about 20 rupees. The boys of the vocational school 
also gave clothes and money. In all 60 rupees 
was collected and was used to help put up shacks 
to live in. The women and girls met and sewed 
comforters. When all was ready the articles were 
loaded on a bullock cart and taken to the place 
of need by the saheb and Indian preacher. A fine 
meeting was held, and all in need were made 
happy by receiving what had been brought for them. 

All during the month up to Christmas time two 
groups were out in the District in the efforts of 
evangelism. Miss Sadie Miller, with one group of 
Indian helpers, toured the Rudha side, where the 
Indian church has work going. Bro. Miller, with 
other Indian helpers, has been touring the villages 
to the west of Anklesvar. 

Bulsar News Notes 
Oct. 3 Bro. Forney came to Bulsar to assist in 
an institute for the village teachers of Bulsar and 
Jalalpor Districts. On Monday, Oct. 5, the teachers 
and instructors, consisting of Brethren Forney, 
Wagoner, Govindji, and Naranji Masters met for 
the first time to organize and get class work 
started. In all there were eighteen teachers who 
attended regularly. The interest grew as the truths 
of the Word opened up to them. 

Oct. 4 five village men and three boys were 
baptized. Oct. 23 the day the love feast was held 
at the close of the institute, fifteen boys were 
baptized. Most of them were from the District 
east of Bulsar, where a few years ago we had no 
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at Bulsar during the year. Part of these were 
boarding-school boys of Christian parents, part 
from the villages and part from the Christian com- 
munity, jj 

Bro. Forney had the misfortune to contract the 

flu the last day of the institute and was not only 

compelled to miss the entire mission conference, 

but was not able to go home until Nov. 27. 


Little Betty Jeanne Brooks was born at Bulsar 
Oct. 23, making Brother and Sister Forney grand- 
parents, the only ones we have on the field. 

Nov. 17 the Wagoner family left the comforts of 
bungalow life for a life of tenting in the villages 
while the weather is cool. They write that one 
thing for which they are especially grateful is 
the coming of the women to the tent for the even- 
ing services when whole families come; also to 
women's meetings in the afternoons. The average 
attendance at the latter services was about eighteen. 
The Wagoners are at present about three miles from 
Wankal, where our branch boarding-school is located, 
and the teachers and boys have been a great help 
to them. The evening meetings in different parts 
of the village, as well as in near-by villages, have 
been well attended. Pray that the seed sown now 
may indeed bring forth a bountiful harvest in the 
years to come. ^ 

The medical work continues heavy, with a goodly 
number of operations, such as removing tonsils 
and adenoids, opening of abscesses, and many others. 
The hospital is filled to capacity most of the time. 
It is hoped by another year that the hospital may 
be enlarged if the funds will permit. 

. Elizabeth Kintner. 

Vyara Notes for December 

The end of the year finds the Vyara family of 
missionaries much decreased in comparison with 
the first of the year, when one bungalow had four 
in it and the other was overflowing with seven 
grown folks and a baby. The Moomaws were trans- 
ferred to Anklesvar and since have been in Poona 
for Bro. Moomaw's health. The Mows are in 
Urdu work in North India. The Brookses, after 
many weeks in hospitals, have gone to Poona for 
Mrs. Brooks' health, and Miss Wolf accompanied 
them to do part-time nursing while she studies 
Marathi in anticipation of being stationed at the 
new hospital in Dahanu. This leaves Brother and 
Sister Blough in Bungalow I and Misses Mow and 
Woods in Bungalow II. 

Throughout the month the Bloughs and their 
native Christian helpers have been doing village 
evangelism. There has been a good interest. Al- 
though as yet there are no applicants for baptism, 
the work is showing fruit by incidents like the 
following: A village man, living near where the 
evangelistic tent had been pitched, has since come 
in to Vyara mission to buy a Bible. Some seed 
has fallen on good ground! Miss Mow was able to 
take groups of schoolgirls to three villages over 
week ends. They helped with programs and are 
their own advertisements for the mission school. 

In the last place they were, the group gave several 
numbers that they had prepared for our Christmas 
program and their efforts were enthusiastically re- 
ceived. When they prepared to leave the next morn, 
three little girls followed the tonga, begging to be 
taken into school, but they were persuaded to go 
back until proper arrangements could be made with 
their parents. >g 

On the afternoon of Dec. 24 the missionaries 
served the Christmas tea to the Christian families 
connected with the schools and other work of the 
mission compounds. There are many children here. 
In all 100 people were served. Our Christmas season 
was very warm. There was service at the church 
Christmas morning. One yearly feature is the 
" White Gifts for the King " offering. The school- 
children had given up certain articles of food in 
order to be able to contribute. The money will be 
used toward the Vyara church, which is so much 
needed and is being planned. This service was 
followed by the wedding of one of the older school- 
girls. At the girls' school in the afternoon was 
held the boys and girls' joint Christmas program. 
Some teachers from the town school were present 
and seemed very interested. We are hoping that 
this may lead to friendly relations and an ex- 
change of ideas between the mission schools and 
town schools. The evening was spent sitting on the 
ground under a bright moon with a beautiful 
" Christmas star " in evidence in the sky. The 
boys and girls sang Christmas songs, accompanied 
by their drums, cymbals, and other native instru- 
ments. »g 

At present the Yearly Jatra is in progress. It 
was originally a religious pilgrimage to the tomb 
of a Mohammedan saint, but it has become very 
much commercialized and there are all kinds of 
bamboo booths where all varieties of things are 
sold — from sweetmeats to brassware. The people 
from even the most remote villages, although 
Hindus, pour into town during these days. It is 
an opportunity for Christian contact, and so the 
mission has a booth where gospels are sold and 
each eve Bible pictures are shown and explained and 
Christian songs are sung. As Paul says, " That 
by all means we might reach some." 

A year ago the Miss Sahibs of the mission started 
the plan of spending a day or two together some 
time between Christmas and the New Year. It is 
called a retreat and is of both a social and business 
nature. It gives an opportunity to discuss the 
problems of common interest and thus help each 
other's work. This year Vyara was the place for 
it and eight Miss Sahibs were able to attend. 

In This Issue. Your attention is called 
especially to the China News Notes, which 
tell about the war that has been waged 
in the city of Liao Chou, and how our 
missionaries escaped. Read the appeal for 
March Sunday-school offerings for Sweden. 
Note the 1926 plan, whereby the juniors 
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Carry the Gospel to Liao Chou 

(Lay ou Jo) 

All Brethren boys and girls and their 
friends are invited during 1926 to help carry 
the Gospel to Liao Chou in the southern 
station of our China mission territory. If 
you will get a big map of China you will 
find Tai Yuan southwest of Peking. Then 
Liao Chou is just south of Tai Yuan. 
The Liao Chou Work 

In this territory there are eleven mission- 
aries sent by our church. You will find 
their names on the inside back cover of 
the Visitor. These missionaries are doing 
all kinds of Gospel work. 

In the hospital during last year the doc- 
tors and nurses cared for 3,222 patients 
who came to the hospital and 202 who 
were so sick they had to stay in the hos- 
pital and have their bodies well cared for 
while God through his wonderful plan of 
life caused their bodies to grow well again. 

Last year there were over 200 children 
enrolled in the schools. There they learn 
the same subjects as we learn in American 
schools and they are also taught the prin- 
ciples of Christian life. 

They only have churchhouses at a few 
of the places where they preach, so they 
take a big tent and both the American mis- 
sionaries and the Chinese preachers tell the 
story. Sometimes the missionaries have to 
go long distances over the mountains, riding 
on a donkey to reach the people. 

This is an opportunity for Brethren boys 
and girls to learn what is involved in the 
work of an entire mission station. The 
work of healing sick bodies. The work 
of training minds. The work of making 
God known through the life of Christ. 

The Brethren boys and girls are invited 
to help in this work. Last year some young 
men and women helped and also a little 
boy so little that all he could do to earn 

money was to be good. Over $10,000 was 
earned last year for the Dahanu Hospital 
in India. Only the personal supports of 
the missionaries and some of the Liao 
Chou Boys' School expense are cared for 
by another plan. So just think! Practi- 
cally the job of taking care of a whole 
mission station with all the country terri- 
tory is given to the Brethren boys and 

gidS - The Plan 

It is suggested that every boy and girl 
figure out some good method of earning 
the most Liao Chou money possible until 
Christmas 1926. Probably you will want 
to invest in chickens, or a garden and very 
likely your Sunday-school or parents will 
furnish the necessary money to make the 

Ways of Earning Money 
Last year money was earned in all sorts 
of ways. Garden truck was raised includ- 
ing potatoes, sweet corn, pop corn, cabbage, 
mangoes, tomatoes, beans, lettuce, sweet 
potatoes and muskmelons. Chickens, ducks 
and geese were favorites. Some turkeys 
were raised also. Sweeping floors, carrying 
water to harvest hands, selling junk, mak- 
ing and selling embroidery, making and 
selling candy, selling Hershey bars, picking 
apples, and washing dishes were methods 
of earning money. 

The "Comrade" Badge 

Every worker is to have a 
" Comrade " badge which 
signifies that he is a comrade 
with those who are helping 
to carry the Gospel to Liao 
Chou. If the workers want 
to form two groups for friendly contest 
this may be done. Only one kind of a 
badge is supplied. 


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The Enrollment Card 

Every worker should sign one of the 
enrollment cards so we will know who is 
working and we can send out badges, liter- 
ature and pictures. The leaders of groups 
of workers should send for enrollment 


News From China 

The missionaries over in China will send 
us letters and pictures which will tell about 
the work being done in the hospital, in the 
school and out in the tent meetings. We 
will ask them for pictures of the children 
who attend these big tent meetings. These 
letters and pictures will come to you at 
different times during the year. 
Read Books 
Every worker should spend some happy 
hours reading about China, the great people 
of China and great missionaries who have 
carried Christ to China. We can "Carry 
Christ to Liao Chou" better if we read 
how others have worked for Christ in 
a The Book of a Chinese Baby, by Mary 

Entwistle, paper, only 50c. 
b The Honorable Crimson Tree, by Anita 

B. Ferris, paper 40c; boards 60c. 
c Chinese Lanterns, Minna M. Meyer, 
paper 50c ; cloth 75c. 
Torchbearers in China, Basil Matthews, 
paper 50c ; cloth 75c. 
a For children 6 to 8 years, 
b For juniors 9 to 12 years, 
c For intermediates 12 years and up. 
Order books from the Brethren Publish- 
ing House, Elgin, 111. 

Your Missionary Program 
Be sure to give a number of missionary 
programs to your church, telling about 
China. We want people in America to 
know more of the splendid traits of the 
Chinese people so we will love and treat 
the great nation China as Christians should. 
When you write letters for Aunt Adalyn 
in the Junior Department of the Missionary 
Visitor tell something you have read about 
China. Tell what you are doing to earn 
money. We hope many of the children 
will plan to be missionaries to China or 
some place in the world where Jesus is not 
known and loved. 

Grown Folks Must Help 

We know the children are good workers 
but they always need the older folks to 
help them. The Sunday-school leaders who 
assume the leadership of groups should be 
sure to make plain to the parents of the 
children just what is wanted. If the in- 
terest of the parents is enlisted the work 
will succeed ever so much better. 
Make This a Record Year for Your Church 
Last year in one church where the chil- 
dren did well the adults figured they 
would give less. That is too bad. Certainly 
the grown folks should do better than ever 
before just like the children are going to do. 
For any information not given here write 
General Mission Board, Elgin, 111. 

We Learn to Do by Doing 
Aristotle remarked, " By doing justice we 
become just." Training for the kingdom 
of God is training in the kingdom of God. 
We cannot have a missionary church with- 
out training the children. We can best 
train the children in giving by helping them 
earn money for missions, rather than for 
parents to give them the money without 
any effort on the part of the children. 

A letter from Bro. Arthur Miller and 

family says they are booked to start from 
India to America on their furlough March 
30. They speak of the heavy work of the 
mission, and are loath to go away when 
there is so much need to stay. However, 
it is necessary for the health and recupera- 
tion of workers to have regular furloughs. 

Dahanu Hospital Building. A letter writ- 
ten the last day of 1925 by Bro. A. G. 
Butterbaugh, from Dahanu, India, tells of 
the progress of the hospital building. Bro. 
Butterbaugh is returning home on furlough 
and hoped that the hospital would be com- 
pleted by the time of their sailing on 
March 29. As so often happens in build- 
ing work, some material did not arrive on 
time and he was fearful the building would 
not be completed until later. 

Treasures in Heaven. During 1925, a 
little girl, Esther, in the Laton congrega- 
tion, California, took her flight from this 
life into the spirit world. She belonged 


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to one of the classes that were working for 
the Dahanu hospital. Her parents felt that 
it would be her wish, and so they took 
from her savings account $35.56 and con- 
tributed the same to the hospital. Cer- 
tainly, Brother and Sister Whitney have 
treasures in heaven, both spiritual wealth 
and material wealth. This memorial es- 
tablished in the hearts of India people is 
the real kind. 


The Federal Council of Churches has sent 
out a call to prayer for the Easter period. 

Family Devotions 

It was said of the men who laid the 
foundations for the religious life of America 
that they "bounded the day on the east 
by supplication and on the west by thanks- 
giving." The atmosphere of prayer thus 
surrounded the home and all went to their 
■daily tasks undergirded by the thought of 
the presence of God. 

The Federal Council has long had the 
feeling that something ought to be done 
t© restore the practice of family devotions. 
What could be so helpful in the burdens 
and responsibilities of life as to have the 
sense of God's watchful care in the great 
temptations which surround our youth? 
Would it not be better to build an altar at 
the top of the precipice than to dig a dis- 
honored grave at the bottom? We plead 
that each family lift its united voice in song 
and supplication and invoke the forgive- 
ness of God and his guiding hand in the 
duties of each new day. 

Public Worship 

In the week before Easter, commonly 

known as Holy Week, there is a growing 

custom of holding united public services at 

the noon hour in churches or theatres, and 
at the evening hour in many churches. In 
some cases the last seven words of Jesus 
are used as appropriate themes for these 
services. In others, the meetings are made 
the occasion of deep heart-searching as 
we contemplate the passion of our Lord and 
the challenge which is thereby issued for 
faithfulness on our part. It should be an 
inspiration to us to feel that at this time 
hundreds of thousands of those who share 
our faith are uniting with us in common 
petition for a deeper work of grace in their 
own hearts and a higher sense of the com- 
mission of the Master to go into all the 
world and make disciples of all men. Let 
us unite our faith and our fellowship to 
the end that this Easter time may be 
signally a period of spiritual inspiration 
that we may go out with deeper purpose 
and more impassioned zeal to follow in 
the footsteps of our Lord. 

We are glad to note that radio station WEAF is 
sending out each morning at 7:45 a program of 
Scripture reading, song and prayer. Would it not 
be a beautiful and helpful thing if every home 
having a radio would seek to gather the family and 
listen in reverence for this morning message? We 
hope other radio stations will do likewise. 


The Passion of the Savior 

Palm Sunday, March 28— The Triumphal Entry- 
Stirring the City Matt. 21: 10 

Monday, March 29— The Day of Authority— Matt. 21: 
The Cleansing of the Temple 12 

Tuesday, March 30— The Great Question— Matt. 22: 41 
What Think Ye of the Christ? 

Wednesday, March 31— The Conspiracy— Matt. 26: IS 
" Christ or Money " 

Thursday, April 1— In the Garden— Matt. 26: 39 
" Not as I Will but as Thou Wilt " 

Friday, April 2— The Crucifixion— Matt. 27: 33-44 
" The Meaning of the Cross " 

Saturday, April 3— Hostile Unbelief— Matt. 27: 65 
" Make It as Sure as You Can " 

Easter, April 4 Matt. 28: 6 

" He Is Risen " 

A good plan, that can well be followed in any of our churches, is that for 1925 
which worked out well in the Waynesboro church, Southern Pennsylvania. The Mis- 
sionary Association of the church made a challenge to all the classes of the Sunday- 
school, that any funds they would raise for missionary purposes during 1925 would be 
matched by an equal amount by the Missionary Association. Recently a check for 
$500 came to hand with the following list of the Sunday-school classes and the amount 
credited opposite each one, after the Missionary Association had contributed its one- 
half to the credit of each class : 


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Name of S. S. Class 


Light Bearers Evelyn Benedict 

Junior Boys Frank Eshelman 

Cheerful Helpers Mrs. A. H. Ressler^ 

Primary Department Mrs. J. M. Moore, Supt 

Cradle Roll Department Mrs. W. L. Widdowson, Supt. 

Inter. Dept. Girls Mildred Hale 

Busy Bees Mrs. E. H. Sweger 

Victory Class W. L. Widdowson 

Junior Dept. Boys A. H. Culler 

Golden Rule Class Mrs. W. J. Snader 

Truth Seekers Rev. C. R. Oellig 

Junior Dept. Boys Ernest Baker 

Beginners' Dept Mrs. W. C. Wertz, Supt 

Junior Dept. Boys Nelson Gingrich 

Junior Dept. Girls Lettie Gear hart 

Fidelis Adult Class Stoler B. Good 

Junior Dept. Girls Jessie Oellig 

Silent Gleaners • 

Dorcas Class Mrs. R. M. Hale 

Designated Amount 

India Hospital $26.00 

Africa Mission 10.00 

China Hospital 30.78 

India Hospital 50.00 

India Baby Home 80.00 

World Wide 20.00 

World Wide 6.58 

World Wide 10.00 

World Wide 15.00 

World Wide 20.00 

World Wide 105.48 

World Wide 4.50- 

World Wide 23.72 

World Wide 4.00 

World Wide 20.00 

World Wide 28.94 

World Wide 8.00 


World Wide 17.00 


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At any rate he should have a night and 
Sunday-school. In a short time in each 
village, as parents saw their children acting 
in simple drills and singing beautifully, they 
were surprised and pleased, and were won. 
These schools became the nursery leading 
into the kingdom. 

Also, at this time, Bro. Premchand G. 
Bhagat came to us as head teacher of 
the boys' boarding-school. No other man 
contributed more than he to the develop- 
ment of the Vyara work. His school and 
Sunday-school (for he presided over both 
while at Vyara) were of the first rank in 
the mission. In Scripture examination the 
Vyara children won a large number of 
prizes and several medals during this time. 
Also, emphasis on schools and Sunday- 
school work was the order of the day, even 
in the villages. Henceforth, intelligent, 
bright-eyed boys and girls began to demand 
baptism, and the missionary could receive 
them with joy, not with any fear. They 
answered intelligently, giving a reason for 
their faith. 

An illustration or two may be pertinent : 
A man and wife, good teachers, were lo- 
cated in a village about April 1, 1915. They 
soon won the hearts of the children, and 
through them of their parents. Eight 
months later thirty-two of them presented 
themselves for baptism, and they answered 
so intelligently that none could forbid water 
that they should be baptized. 

About 1915, Sept. 1, an educated man of 
another caste came, asking for a school, of 

which he would be the teacher. On Christ- 
mas day he and wife and another man 
were baptized. A year later, being invited 
for an all-day meeting, we found seventy- 
five holding up their hands for baptism. 
Ten of the leading folks were selected and' 
tested, and while baptism was in progress, 
a half dozen little boys who had sat in= 
the school for a year waded in and de- 
manded to be baptized. 

These cases might have been, or might 
yet be, repeated in almost any other village 
of that county. The one requisite is teach- 
ers of the right stamp. That the work has 
not progressed faster is due mainly to 
inefficient teachers, or workers whose char- 
acter has not been Christlike. Neverthe- 
less, by the time we left for home, in the 
spring of 1921, there was a community of 
over 900 Christians. 

Brother and Sister Blough have of recent 
years been in charge of the work among 
the men and women, while Sisters Anetta 
Mow, Lillian Grisso, and Sarah Replogle 
have had oversight of the work among the 
girls. The boarding-schools have grown 
and are filling a most important place in 
the development of the community. More- 
over, former boys and girls of the board- 
ing-schools are now marrying and have 
become workers. The work throughout 
the whole territory is growing in magnitude 
and in favor, both among higher castes and 
the government officials. 

In our time it took us six years to get 
permission to purchase a new site for the 
ladies' bungalow and girls' school. More- 

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The Blessings of the Mite Box 


ABOUT five years ago, through the 
kindness of my Methodist neighbor, 
I was invited to attend a mite-box 
opening. I became much interested in the 
program and the mite box impressed me 
as being a fine thing. I reported this mite- 
box opening and the program to the presi- 
dent of our Aid, and she asked me to 
present the matter to our society. All were 
pleased with the idea and at once the 
society adopted the program of the mite 
box. A superintendent and four helpers 
were appointed and the mite boxes were 
ordered from the Brethren Publishing 

We decided to include in the enrollment 
every sister in the church. To each was 
give her own mite box with an explanation 
of its purpose. The original idea was a 
penny a week and a prayer for missions. 
But since we have outgrown the penny 
idea in other matters we were willing not 
to limit the mite box to one penny a week. 
Nickels, dimes, quarters and even more 
have been finding their way into some 
mite boxes. The mite box teaches sys- 
tematic and regular giving and creates and 
fosters an interest in missions. We divide 
our contributions fifty-fifty between home 
and foreign missions. 

Do you ask how to fill the mite box? 
There are various ways. It is well not to 
limit these ways, and to allow for in- 
dividuality among the sisters. Some give 
of their weekly allowance. Some give 
from their weekly earnings. Some tithe 
and thus give from this amount. Some 
tithe their produce money and others give 
all of their produce money. 

One dear sister said, " I try to fill my 
mite box with joys, and whenever I ex- 
perience a great joy, such as recovering 

from a grave illness, I immediately think 
of my little blue box." And her life has 
been one of joy, both in recovering and 
in giving. 

Have you been spared a great sickness 
or sorrow, such as the Winona typhoid 
brought to many? Better be generous 
with your mite box. 

One sister said, " I am trying to overcome 
some habits of which I am not especially 
proud. Whenever I feel that I am making 
some progress in this direction I drop a 
coin into my mite box." 

Some have a purse for the Lord's work 
and fill their box from it. There are ever 
so many ways — good ways — which will 
suggest themselves to you, once you are 
sold to the mite-box idea. 

Strange how much these small boxes 
will hold, and the slot in the top is always 
reminding you of your opportunity. 

At the close of the year, whenever that 
comes to your society (and you can fix 
that to meet your particular case), plan 
for a special program to be given at the 
church. Yes, at the church is the very 
best place for this church work, and the 
mite box and its program should be given 
at the church. At this meeting the boxes 
are opened, the money counted and the 
amount reported. Not a little interest will 
be aroused if some of the sisters will report 
how they filled their boxes. 

Our first opening resulted in sixty dollars. 
We thought that was well for a start, but 
this manner of giving has a way of grow- 
ing, and our fourth year netted us $147.50. 
We are no longer satisfied with that first 
sixty dollars. We now consider it a good 
starting place, but a poor stopping place. 

We feel that the mite box is a blessing, 
and here are a few of our findings : 


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1. The giving is voluntary — without com- 
pulsion — and may be entirely in secret, only 
God and the giver knowing the amount. 

2. The money goes for missions; there 
is no doubt about it. 

3. Everyone can give, if but the widow's 
mite. The amount is not so much stressed 
as the giving habit and the prayer that 
goes with it. 

4. No one knows, except those that do 
the counting, and even they do not need 
to know, how much each one gives. This 
destroys all temptation to give for display 
or for honor. 

5. Some can give money who cannot 

give time. Some can give time and money. 
The mite box helps both classes. 

6. It is an equalizer, for it makes it 
possible for all to do some part, and thus 
share in the larger blessings of their united 

7. It helps to lift and lighten the load 
because it distributes it among all the 
sisters of the church. 

8. It educates in the right direction — 
from self towards others. 

9. It motivates giving and thus begets 
a lively interest. 

Better try the mite box and its program 
in your society and watch the results. 
Elgin, 111. 


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over, for years and years the mission had 
to rent houses in the villages for residence 
of workers and for schools, and had to pay 
fines for doing so. There was no other 
way. We could not get permission either 
to buy land or to erect our own houses. 
Recently word came that now at last the 
mission is granted permission to build on 
village sites, and government is not oppos- 
ing, but encouraging our schools. The work 
of the mission is being appreciated. 

The work is growing and spreading, and 
today some 1,300 members of the Brethren 
Church reside in and around Vyara. 
"What hath God wrought!" 

Our hearts are still much with the Vyara 
Christians. We used to long and pray for 
what is still a hope ; namely, for a move- 
ment from within the masses, for a move- 
ment not born of money or human intel- 
ligence, but of the Spirit of God, a Pente- 
cost, a baptism of love and zeal. When 
this becomes a fact of experience, then, 
and not till then, will the church or 
churches about Vyara become independent, 
self-supporting and self-propagating. This 
is true of every church in India as well. 
God hasten that happy day! 

I feel like adding what the writer told 
the deputation in the winter of 1920-21 ; 
namely, that " the work you see here, 

whether little or much, whether praise- 
worthy or otherwise, is the work, humanly 
speaking, of the Indian workers. Give 
them the credit, if any: censure them as 
well, if deserved. The missionaries have 
been merely the directors, guiding, furnish- 
ing the funds, making what you see possi- 

There are now 28,000 Protestant 
foreign missionaries in non-Christian 
lands, and 2,408,900 adult communi- 
cants, with an enrolled Christian com- 
munity of 5,145,236 persons. In 36,- 
610 Sunday-schools there are 2,000,000 
pupils; 703 hospitals and 1,234 dispen- 
saries treating over three million pa- 
tients a year; a total of 245 orphan- 
ages, 25 institutions for the blind and 
deaf-mutes, 39 leper asylums, 21 
homes for untainted children of lepers, 
21 rescue homes for fallen women. 
The educational work includes 109 
colleges and universities, 2,114 board- 
ing and high schools, 36,478 elemen- 
tary schools, 376 kindergartens, 30 
medical colleges, 98 schools and class- 
es for nurses, 406 theological and Bi- 
ble training schools, 209 industrial 
schools and 240 normal schools. — Dr. 
Arthur J. Brown. 


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Conducted by Aunt Adalyn 

Dear Junior Leaguers : Our Junior Department is so big this time it looks like 
we had more missionary business than anybody else. The splendid missionary plans 
for 1926 are printed in the Workers' Corner on page 76, for we do not have room 
in our department. Besides this, we want the grown folks to see these plans, for 
we will need their help. Aunt Adaly ^ 


Guess what the total . of the Dahanu 
Hospital money amounts to by Feb. 6, the 
date this was written. After you have 
guessed look on page 84 and see how 
nearly you were right. The following report 
shows the amount of money for the Dahanu 
Hospital that came in from the different 
churches. It would be nice if the exact 
names of the classes and groups could be 
given, but not every church reported these 
names, and so we can print only the name 
of the church: 

Arkansas, First and Southeastern Missouri — $46.05 
Broadwater, 46.05 

California, Northern— $179.07 

Empire, $ 51.23 

Laton, 50.14 

McFarland, 52.67 

Modesto, ...." 5.00 

Oakland, i. ., 7.00 

Raisin, 13.03 

Colorado, Eastern— $158.80 

Antioch, $ 80.68 

Denver 57.12 

McClave, $ 12.00 

Sterling, 9.00 

Colorado, Western— $90.43 

First Grand Valley, $ 33.87 

Fruita, 56.56 

Idaho and Western Montana— $99.89 

Boise Valley, $ 46.05 

Fruitland, 34.55 

Winchester, 19.29 

Illinois, Northern and Wisconsin — $421.41 

Bethel, $ 40.00 

Bethany (Chicago), 2.00 

Dixon, 20.60 

Cherry Grove, 50 

Elgin, 7.60 

Franklin Grove, 196.74 

Hastings Street (Chicago), 11.00 

Hickory Grove, 12.36 

Lanark, 14.62 

Mount Morris, 2.30 

Pine Creek 21.45 

Waddams Grove, 5.30 

West Branch, 67.69 

White Rapids 19.25 

Illinois, Southern— $144.13 

Cerro Gordo $ 17.05 

La Motte Prairie, 11.00 

Oakley, 38 90 

Okaw, 49.83 

Panther Creek, 10.00 

Woodland, 17.35 

Indiana, Middle— $268.94 

Bachelor Run, $ 72.40 

Cart Creek, 20.50 

Eel River, 8.00 

Manchester, 10.00 

Middlebury, 10.05 

Plunge Creek, 42.27 

South Whitley, 5.76 

Spring Creek, 45.02 

Wabash Citv, 7.25 

West Eel River, 17.69 

West Manchester, 30.00 

Indiana, Northern — $505.88 

Baugo, $ 9.78 

Blissville, n.76 

Goshen, 19.61 

LaPorte, 28 

Maple Grove, 56.58 

Nappanee, 45.25 

New Salem, 13.65 

North Liberty, 11.61 

Pleasant Chapel, 7.00 

Pleasant Valley, 15.60 

Pine Creek, 73.40 

Shipshewana, 10.00 

Rock Run, 161.01 

Topeka, 6.00 

Walnut 10.50 

West Goshen, 33.75 

Wakarusa, 20.10 

Indiana, Southern— $197.01 

Arcadia $ 26.56 

Four Mile, 139.52 

Howard, 11.93 

Kokomo, 8.40 

Rossville, 10.60 

Iowa, Northern, Minnesota and South Dakota— $524.46 

Franklin County, 208.00 

Greene, 11.50 

Hancock, 99.35 

Kingsley, 68.90 

Monticello, 5.00 

South Waterloo, 116.25 

Worthington, 15.46 

Iowa, Middle— $202.51 

Children attending S. S. at District Meeting, $ 1.60 

Beaver, 7.00 

Cedar, 10.11 

Dallas Center 77.67 

Panther Creek, 106.13 

Iowa, Southern — $69.97 

English River, .$ 12.92 

Fairview, 28.05 

Salem, 29.00 

Kansas, Northeastern— $379.85 

East Maple Grove, $ 8.20 

Morrill, 331.40 

Ottawa 20.25 

Topeka, 20.00 


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Kansas, Northwestern— $20.00 

North Solomon, $ 20.00 

Kansas, Southeastern— $17.50 

Galesburg $ 5.75 

Osage, 5.00 

Scott Valley, 6.75 

Kansas, Southwestern— $77.44 

Lamed Rural, $ 36.42 

Pleasant View, 41.02 

Maryland, Eastern— $872.30 

Bethany, $ 54.05 

Bush Creek, 38.39 

Detour, 507.30 

Harmony, 6.42 

Meadow Branch 25.00 

Middletown Valley, 9.00 

Monocacy, , 12.83 

Piney Creek, 17.05 

Pipe Creek, 59.56 

Washington, 136.70 

Westminster, 6.0C 

Maryland, Middle— $222.03 

Broadfording, $165.03 

Hagerstown, 50.00 

Pleasant View, 7.00 

Michigan— $123.30 

Battle Creek, $ 17.26 

Beaverton, 8.25 

Harlan, 12.50 

Long Lake, 14.50 

Marilla, 5.35 

Midland S. S., 2.50 

Shepherd, 11-52 

Sugar Ridge, 31.42 

Thornapple 20.00 

Missouri, Middle— $38.70 

Mineral Creek, $ 5.75 

Prairie View 11.20 

South Warrensburg, 18.35 

Warrensburg City, 3.40 

Missouri, Northern— $136.96 

Honey Creek, $ 7.48 

North Bethel, 33.38 

Pleasant View, 19.65 

Smith Fork, 63.05 

St. Joseph, 13.40 

Missouri, Southwestern and N. W. Arkansas— $6.70 

Carthage, $ 2.70 

Nevada, 4.00 

Nebraska— $258.76 

Beatrice, $ 20.00 

Bethel, 200.41 

Lincoln, 2835 

Omaha 10.00 

Florida and Georgia — $32.00 

Sebring, $ 32.00 

North Dakota and Eastern Montana— $5.00 

Grandview $ 5.00 

Ohio, Northeastern— $746.13 

Akron, $ 7.50 

Ashland Dickey 39.92 

Baltic, 7.50 

Black River, 43.96 

Canton Center 111.65 

East Chippewa, 65.40 

East Nimishillen, 30.00 

Freeburg 296.50 

Hartville, 79.14 

Kent, 5.25 

New Philadelphia, 3.00 

Olivet, 17.13 

Reading 7.00 

Springfield 32.18 

Ohio, Northwestern— $223.02 

Bellefontaine, $ 12.07 

Eagle Creek, 44.50 

Fostoria, 52.64 

Greenspring 14.44 

Lick Creek, 66.50 

Marion, 11.44 

Portage 2.80 

Ross 11.60 

Sand Ridge, 7.03 

Ohio, Southern— $846.34 

Bear Creek, $62.00 

Bethel, 278.96 

East Dayton, 33.25 

Harris Creek, 41.62 

Lower Miami, 68.00 

New Carlisle, 5.00 

Painter Creek, 23.81 

Poplar Grove, 5.38 

Trotwood 200.71 

Union City 13.03 

Upper Twin, 31.10 

West Branch, 50.50 

West Charleston 32.98 

Okla., Panhandle of Texas and New Mexico — $22.71 

Big Creek, $ 3.71 

Clovis, 7.00 

Hollow, 12.00 

Oregon— $9.25 

Grants Pass, $ .30 

Newberg, 6.00 

Portland, 2.95 

Pennsylvania, Eastern— $110.95 

Chiques, $ 22.00 

Elizabethtown, 18.00 

Heidelberg, 10.00 

Peach Blossom, 15.00 

Ridgely, 45.95 

Pennsylvania, Middle— $622.17 

Altoona, $ 23.00 

Clover Creek, 32.95 

Curry ville, 10.41 

Dunnings Creek, 1.00 

Fairview, 4.00 

Juniata Park, 14.31 

Lewistown, 10.00 

New Enterprise, 250.76 

Spring Run, 109.09 

Stonerstown, 2.50 

Williamsburg, 147.90 

Woodbury, 16.25 

Pennsylvania, S. E., N. J. and E. New York— $130.00 

Norristown, $ 15.00 

Parkerford 60.00 

Philadelphia, 15.00 

Royersford, 40.00 

Pennsylvania, Southern — $10.00 

Upper Conewago, $ 10.00 

Pennsylvania, Western— $295.27 

Conemaugh (Johnstown), $14.00 

Geiger, 4038 

Georges Creek, 9.36 

Glade Run, 30.00 

Ligonier, 2.00 

Manor, 20.00 

Middle Creek, 41.50 

Morrellville, 5.51 

Plum Creek, 12.56 

Pittsburgh, 11.50 

Red Bank, 31.50 

Rummel, 36.96 

Scalp Level, 10.00 

Shade Creek, 5.00 

Uniontown 25.00 

Tennessee — $86.71 

French Broad, $ 11.75 

Knob Creek, 20.75 

Limestone 1.50 

Meadow Branch, 18.11 

Mountain Valley, 27.35 

New Hope, 4 00 

Pleasant Hill, 3.25 

Virginia, Eastern — $18.61 

Hollywood, $ 11.91 

Midland, 6.70 

Virginia, First— $79.86 

Oak Grove, $52.36 

Peters Creek, 1.00 

Poages Mill, 21.50 

Troutville, 5.00 

Virginia, Northern— $182.71 

Cooks Creek, $105.35 

Linville Creek, 40.00 

North Mill Creek, 34.36 

Woodstock, 3.00 


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Virginia, Southern— $312.21 

Antioch, $ 13.40 

Beaver Creek, 5.17 

Bethlehem, /28.50 

Burks Fork, 17.00 

Coulson. 5.00 

Fraternity, 87.00 

Germantown, 59.10 

Pleasant Hill, 17.00 

Pleasant Valley, 50.04 

Topeka, 30.00 

Virginia, Second— $214.01 

Barren Ridge, $17.78 

Elk Run, 6.00 

Lebanon, 5.00 

Middle River, 50.00 

Mount Vernon, 30.50 

Summit 94.73 

Staunton, 10.00 

Washington— $857.59 

Forest Center, $26.52 

North Spokane, 15.93 

Olympia, 70.00 

Omak, 7.00 

Outlook, 117.62 

Tacoma, 3.00 

Wenatchee, 50.00 

Sunnyside, 453.00 

Wenatchee Valley, 114.52 

West Virginia, First— $38.50 
Eglon, $ 38.50 

India, Dahanu— $435.00 
Dr. Barbara Nickey, 435.00 

Pictures of Workers for the Dahanu Hospital 

1. Junior Department of South Waterloo 
S. S., Iowa. 

2. Children of Salem congregation, 
Southern Iowa, dressed in costume as they 
came from their closing missionary pro- 

3. Sugar Ridge, Mich., children. The 
Rustlers came out ahead of the Hustlers. 

4. Junior Workers' Society, of the 

Pleasant Hill Sunday-school, 
congregation, Md. 


Bush Creek 


William and Geneva Varner, 
ville, Va. 

6. Fairview congregation, Iowa, children. 

7. Dorothy and Beth Hawk, Lanark, 111. 

8. Morrill, Kans., Junior Department. 

9. Broadwater, Mo., Hustlers and Rus- 


The Dahanu Hospital mon- 
ey received up to Feb. 5, 
1926, amounted to the above 
sum. The total amount 
needed to erect the proposed 
part of the hospital is $12,000. 
We feel sure that the juniors 
are not going to let the job 
go undone when it is so 
nearly finished. Reports in- 
dicate that a few Junior 
Leaguers will still have more 
money to send. 


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Dear Aunt Adalyn : I have written a 
letter before this, but I don't believe the 
boys and girls will object to my entering 
the friendly circle again. I am thirteen 
years old, and a freshman in the Nappanee 
high school. All of our family who are old 
enough belong to the Church of the Breth- 
ren. There are six children, and our ages 
range from three to sixteen. I live in 
town. I like it better than in the country. 
I guess it is because we have nearer 
neighbors. Inez Mishler. 

457 E. Centennial St., Nappanee, Ind. 

Folks sometimes poke fun at " freshies," 
and call them green. But you'd rather 
be fresh always than dried up, wouldn't 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: May we have just 
a little corner on this page, please? We 
belong to the Parkerford Brethren church, 
of which Mr. Dixon is pastor. There are 
nine girls in our class, and our teacher is 
Miss Violet Malenke. The name of our 
class is "Tried and True." We go to 
Spring City high school. Grace is a senior 
and Claire is a junior. We both like school 
very much, and are seventeen years of age. 
We both like to write letters and would be 
delighted if some girls near our age would 
write to us. We will answer promptly. 
Grace Keiter and Claire Burk. 

Parker Ford, Pa. 

You are certainly at a most interesting 
age, and I am glad you have a wholesome 
delight in your studies. Have you picked 
out your college yet? 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: You asked what I do 
with my guinea pig money. I get my 

Sunday-school money from it, and the rest I 
save. I send $10.00 to help build the Dahanu 
hospital in India. We had institute this 
week, so I went with a neighbor girl today 
to her school. I like to . go to school. I 
am in the third grade. There are five in 
my class. I did not miss a day at school. 

East Berlin, Pa. Frances Ellen Shaffer. 

So it seems all kinds of animals can be 
used to make missionary money. Do you 
suppose they'd be happy if they knew it? 

Dear Aunt Adalyn : I can't write as well 
as my sister Bessie, but I heard that your 
parlor was empty, so I thought I would 
come in. I am seven years old and in the 
second grade. My teacher is Miss Fry. 
My Sunday-school teacher is Mrs. Yoder. 
I am in a missionary play tonight. I 
helped father in the truck patch, and took 
my money to buy a new suit of clothes 
to go to Sunday-school. Kenneth Crim. 

Huntsville, Ohio. 

You are pretty industrious for such a 
little chap. I'd like to see you in your 
brand-new suit! 

Dear Aunt Adalyn : I was fourteen years 
old last May 21, and in the eighth grade. 
My teacher is Mr. Robert Folsom. We live 
on a farm about three miles from town. 
We moved here Nov. 6, 1924. I love the 
farm. I milk two cows. We have two 
calves named Heart and Billy. My mother 
died when I was five years old, but my 
father is married again. My sisters are 
twenty and eighteen. A nephew aged four 
years is living with us. His father, my 
brother, is a fireman on the railroad. I 
have been a member of the Brethren church 
since I was ten years old. My Sunday- 
school teacher is Mr. Jesse Yoder. My 
father is a minister. One of my sisters is 


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teaching and the other one is at Manchester 
College. I also have four half-brothers and 
two half-sisters. All are married. 

Beula Snyder. 
Bellefontaine, Ohio, R. 5. 

It is a fine thing that some folks love 
the farm. If everybody wanted to be in 
town, and hold down a " white collar job," 
there would be a lot of the world's work 
undone. And we certainly can not do with- 
out the farmer. It wouldn't be long till 
we would all be starving! A farmer ought 
to feel mighty important, to think that so 
many people depend on him for their very 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: Emma Jo and I are out in 
evangelistic work with mother and father. We like 
it very much. This is our first winter out here. 
We are in a very pretty place called Gumbi, about 
two miles from the Western Ghats (mountains). 
There are a lot of trees here, but most of them 
have thorns on. Mother, Emma Jo, our tent boy 
and myself went in the tonga, while daddy with 
some men went on foot. Two carts took our lug- 
gage. When we had gone only a little way one 
of the oxen fell down, so we got out and walked 
until we came to better roads. We arrived about 
12 o'clock. Out at Navera we had an experience 
with an alligator. Emma Jo and I went down to 
the river expecting to have a nice long time to 
play. We just got in the water and were headed 
for a deeper place when two great big birds began 
their weird cry. We suddenly turned around and 
went to the shore as fast as we could. That 
evening daddy killed the alligator. I was thirteen 
last October. I wish some of the Juniors would 
write to me. Elizabeth E. Wagoner. 

Bulsar, Surat Dist., India. 

Thorns, and alligators, and ox-teams— but what 
do they matter when you can sit down and tell 
the beautiful story of Jesus to the brown-skinned 
people who never had a chance to hear it before? 

Dear Aunt Adalyn : At Navera — the camp we just 
came from — the women used to come right up to 
the tent, to hear the Jesus stories that mother 
told them. As many as twenty women and girls 
came at a time. At night we had audiences of 
sixty or seventy people, men and women. Daddy 
worked among the men. The people have a mill 
there, that makes sugar. One of the Indian girls 
was named " Kuhardi." She was about fifteen, and 
she helped to get other women to come to the tent. 
The people were very friendly, and not a bit afraid. 
A while ago we heard four aeroplanes buzzing over- 
head. Daddy is talking to four men that have just 
come. One is the patel — or mayor — of the place. 
By the time you get this, we will be at some other 
village. I will be twelve in March. Will some 
Juniors write to me, please? 

Emma Jo Wagoner. 

Bulsar, Surat Dist., India. 

Sugar and aeroplanes — that tastes and sounds like 
America! But maybe the brown people listen to 
the Gospel better than some Americans! 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: My daddy knows you real 
well. His name is Rev. Leonard H. Root. He had 
a severe attack of typhoid fever. I am eleven years 
old, and in the ninth grade. I am living with my 
grandma this winter. I'm not very good at find- 
ing latitude and longitude, but I think I can 
stretch love a good many miles. Neva Root. 

1348 N. St. Francis, Wichita, Kans. 

I am so glad your father recovered from the 
terrible scourge which came from Winona Lake. 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: I am thirteen, and in the 

sixth grade. I belong to the Brethren church. We 
built a new church in Hermosa where I attend, 
although I live in Torrance, about eight miles 
away. I am in the " Radio " class, and my father 
is the teacher. I live in the country on a little 
farm. We milk a number of goats. I am the oldest 
in the family. John Mark Getz. 

Torrance, Calif., R. 1, Box 463. 

Your class must be up to date. Do you radiate 
smiles and goodwill wherever you go? 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: I am nine years old, and 
wish to be a member of the Junior Missionary 
Club. I am in the fourth grade. Today my com- 
position is a letter, so I am writing to you. I like 
to write about my lessons. My sister and I have 
the same studies. My Sunday-school teacher is 
Mrs. Woodard. My mother teaches me at home. 

Torrance, Calif., R. 1, Box 463. Silas Getz. 

Well, our missionary club is beginning to do 
things, isn't it? Did you do anything last summer 
for the benefit of the Dahanu hospital in India? 
See what our secretary is suggesting to do next 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: I was eight years old Jan. 3. 
I am in the fourth grade. I study arithmetic, 
spelling, English, reading, nature study, geography, 
history, art-history and poetry. I like all my 
studies, but I like spelling the best. I go to 
school at home. My mother is my teacher. I 
read my Sunday-school paper, too. I like to read 
a chapter in the Bible morning and evening. We 
are reading in the Psalms now. 

Torrance, Calif., R. 1, Box 463. Ruth E. Getz. 

That sounds like a heavy program for an eight- 
year-old! But then your mother knows how to 
adapt the lessons, because she knows you so well. 


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Mid. Dist., Albright Cong. & S. S. for 
Olivia D. Ikenberry, 40 00 

S. E. Dist., Coventry Cong, for Esther 
Kreps, $136.50 for H. Stover Kulp, $131.50, 268 00 

So. Dist., Waynesboro Cong, for Lizzie N. 
Flory, 300 00 

W. Dist., Scalp Level Cong, for Dr. H. L. 
Burke, $650; John L. Daily & Wife (Johns- 
town) for E. H. Eby, $120; Red Bank S. S. 
for Beahm, Clapper, Widdowson & Shu- 
maker, $5.41; S. S.'s for Beahm, Widdow- 
son, Shumaker & Clapper, $963.69; 7th Cir- 
cuit S. S.'s for Marie W. Brubaker, $60; 
Young People's Council for Marguerite 

Burke, $290, 2,089 10 

Virginia— $150.00 

First & So. Dist., S. S.'s for Rebecca 
Wampler, 50 00 

No. Dist., I. C. Senger (Greenmount) for 
Sarah Z. Myers, 25 00 

Sec. Dist., Aid Soc, Miller River, for 
Wendel Flory 50 00 

So. Dist., S. S.'s for Elsie N. Shickel, .. 25 00 
Washington— $10.00 

W. H. Slabaugh (Wenatchee Valley) for 

Ada Dunning 10 00 

West Virginia— $312.21 

First Dist., Eglon Cong, for Anna B. Mow, 
$294.91; "True Blue" Class, Eglon for Anna 

B. Mow, $17.30, 312 21 

Wisconsin — $1.25 

Rice Lake S. S. for Kathryn Garner, .. 1 25 

Total for the month, $ 8,167 52 

Total previously reported, 37,038 02 

$ 45,205 54 

Correction No. 14 150 00 

Correction No. 16, 30 00 

Total for the year, $45,025 54 


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Conference Offering, 1925. As of January 31, 1926, 
the Conference (Budget) offering for the year end- 
ing February 28, 1926, stands as follows: 

Cash received since March 1, 1925, $247,226.58 

(The 1925 Budget of $380,000 is 65.1% raised) 
Mission Board Treasury Statement. The follow- 
ing shows the condition of mission finances on 
January 31, 1926: 

Income since March 1, 1925, $279,047.78 

Income same period last year, 246,869.33 

Increase, $ 32,178.45 

Expense since March 1, 1925, 271,335.12 

Expense same period last year, 248,483.20 

Increase, $ 22,851,92 

Mission deficit January 31, 1926, 14,676.42 

Mission deficit December 31, 1925, 19,234.81 

Decrease for January $ 4,558.39 

Tract Distribution. During the month of December 
the Board sent out 1,183 doctrinal tracts. 

Correction No. 14. See April Visitor under Mis- 
sionary Support, contribution of J. M. Eash, of S. 
W. Kans. for $150 has since been designated for 
W. W. Missions. 

Correction No. 15. See November, 1925, Visitor 
under China Girls' School, $4 listed as from Mc- 
Farland C. W. S., No. Calif., was intended instead 
for China Share Plan. 

Correction No. 16. See November, 1925, Visitor 
under Missionary Supports contribution of $30 
credited to " Willing Workers " Class, Manchester 
S. S., has since been designated for India Mis- 

December Receipts. The following contributions 
for the various funds were received during Decem- 

Arizona— $39.95 

Cong.: Phoenix, $23.50; S. S. : Glendale, 

$11.45; Indv.: Zola S. DuBois, $5, $ 39 95 

Arkansas— $10.00 

N. W. Dist., Indv.: R. S. & Ella Rust, .. 10 00 

Canada— $71.00 

Cong.: Merrington, $20; J. S. Culp & 

Wife (Bow Valley) $51, 7100 

California— $1,207.54 

No. Dist., Cong.: Live Oak, $51.50; Reed- 
ley, $40.26; Waterford, $11.86; Laton, $64.64; 
Oakland, $53.52; Fresno, $22; McFarland, 
$110; Elk Creek, $11.82; Modesto, $8.62; J. 
C. Wright (Chico) $2; A Brother (Fresno) 
$2, 378 22 

So. Dist., Cong.: Pasadena, $342.90; Covina, 
$98.21; Pomona, $19.46; Calvary, $150; Hemet, 
$22.85; Ingle wood, $30.25; Hermosa Beach, 
$35.34; Glendora, $91.31; J. H. Brubaker 

(Covina) $1; S. S.: E. San Diego, $38 829 32 

China— $30.00 

Indv.: Elizabeth Baker, 30 00 

Colorado— $293.56 

E. Dist., Cong.: Miami, $10.10; Colorado 
Springs, $75; Denver, $8; Antioch, $32.25; 
Rocky Ford, $74.45; Francis Patterson 
(Sterling) $1; Charles Ullery & Wife (Sterl- 
ing) $5, 205 80 

Wife (Sterling) $5, 205 80 

W. Dist., Cong.: First Grand Valley, 

$37.76; Fruita, $50, 87 76 

Florida— $296.53 

Cong. : Sebring, 296 53 

Hawaii — $1.00 

Indv.: Earl W. Roop, 100 

Idaho— $173.77 

Cong.: Nezperce, $17.75; Clearwater, $17.20; 

Payette, $29.27; Bowmont, $23.50; Nampa, 
$22.05; Emmett, $30; Mrs. Marie & Teckla 
Olsen (Nampa) $2; Clyde Alexander (Win- 
chester) $10; Frank J. DeCoursey & Family 
(Nampa) $20; Indv.: Mrs. N. A. Harman, 
$2, 173 77 

I linois— $1,655.68 

No. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. O. H. Willard 
(Chicago) $.50; Milledgeville, $163.54; Free- 
port, $22.07; Mt. Morris, $86.35; Waddams 
Grove, $10.72; Lanark, $114.68; Sterling, 
$9.85; West Branch, $36.30; Rockford, $17.45; 
Franklin Grove, $169; Cherry Grove, $20.59; 
Elgin, $186.15; Shannon, $20.45; Ezra Lutz 
& Wife (Mt. Carroll) $2; Little L. Myers 
& Wife (Waddams Grove) $5; Floyd A. 
McGuire (Chicago) $2; Mrs. J. T. Myers 
(Waddams Grove) $2; No. 85821 (Pine Creek) 
$10; Mrs. Albert Myers (Waddams Grove) 
$2; C. J. Sell (First Chicago) $5; S. S.: 
Milledgeville, $60.32; Dixon, $11.50; Rock- 
ford, $6.09; Hastings St. (Chicago) $29.66; 
Franklin Grove, $17.18; Aid Soc: Naper- 
ville, $25; Members of the Dunker Club of 
Univ. of Chicago, $5, 1,040 40 

So. Dist., Cong.: Romine, $4.43; Virden, 
$85.88; Champaign, $10.15; Allison Prairie, 
$27; Girard, $80.44; Woodland, $76.63; 
Astoria, $55.02; Decatur, $54.25; Okaw, $70; 
Cerro Gordo, $26.18; Liberty, $24.30; S. S.: 
Girard, $100; Indv.: Unknown donor of 
Lintner (Okaw) $1, 615 28 

Indiana— $2,777.31 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Spring Creek, $61.84; 
Clear Creek, $74.02; Cart Creek, $25; Sala- 
monie, $111.62; Eel River, $45.63; So. Whit- 
ley, $25.22; Monticello, $52.26; Mexico, $48.85; 
Manchester, $174.42; Homer Fosnaugh (Man- 
chester) $3; Mrs. Daniel W. Boyer (Man- 
chester) $10; S. S.: Hickory Grove, $189.45; 
Spring Creek, $43.52; Markle, $7; Bachelor 
Run, $49.76; " Beacon Light " Class (Bach- 
elor Run) $54.56; Pleasant View, $37.05; 
Monticello, $28.31; Cong. & S. S.: Loon 
Creek, $100; Aid Soc: Salamonie, $50; Pipe 
Creek, $25, 1,216.51 

No. Dist., Cong.: Baugo, $23.15; Blue 
River, $2.50; Maple Grove, $48.42; Elkhart 
Valley, $38; La Porte, $38.50; Elkhart City, 
$25; English Prairie, $18; W. Goshen, $11.25; 
Cedar Lake, $28; Pleasant Valley, $90.06; 
Oak Grove, $70; Berrien, $10; Union Center, 
$112; Salem, $9.61; Blue River, $7.75; Ply- 
mouth, $12.73; Sec. So. Bend, $35.65; No. 
Liberty, $33.25; Wakarusa, $29; Bremen, 
$20; Yellow River, $13.25; Unknown donor 
(Elkhart City) $5; G. H. Van Dyke & 
Family (No. Winona) $2.50; Geo. A. Sense 
man (Sec. So. Bend) $5; Chas. C. Cripe 
(M. N.) (Bremen) $.50; C. A. Hoffman 
(Shipshewana) $5; Mrs. Ira Kring (Nap- 
panee) $5; S. S.: Auburn, $11.50; Nap- 
panee, $121.66; Elkhart City, $232; Ply- 
mouth, $11; Yellow Creek, $17.94; Young 
People's Div. of Rock Run, $25.85; Aid Soc: 
Elkhart City, $25; Aid Societies, No. Ind., 
$154.21, 1,298 48 

So. Dist., Cong.: Four Mile, $67.80; Grace 
Indianapolis, $29.; Howard, $29.05; Ladoga, 
$20.13; Wm. J. & Lula Tinkle (Muncie) $50; 
Several Members of Maple Grove, $5; Ed- 
ward Nelson (Indianapolis) $2.60; Mrs. W. 
H. Fairburn (Indianapolis) $2; Samuel D. 
& Lina N. Stoner (Ladoga) $5; S. S.: 
Primary Dept. (Mississinewa) $3; Ander- 
son, $45.74; Indv.: Sara A. Huddleston, $3, 262 32 

India— $9.17 

Indv.: A Sister of India Mission 9 17 


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Iowa— $975.83 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Brooklyn, $30.80; Des 
Moines, $13.09; Dry Creek, $5.66; Iowa River, 
$31.50; Bagley, $18.05; Panther Creek, $115; 
Des Moines Valley, $54.25; Cedar, $54.30; 
Dallas Center, $45.22; Muscatine, $20.09; A 
Brother (Panther Creek) $50; A Friend (Dal- 
las Center) $25; S. S. : Cedar, $4.70, 467 56 

No. Dist., Cong.: Kingsley, $64; Spring 
Creek, $35; Greene, $20.77; Curlew, $30; Mrs. 
Susan Newsom (So. Waterloo) $1; Mrs. 
Lizzie Witter (So. Waterloo) $1; G. F. 
Patter (So. Waterloo) $1; S. S.: Primary 
Dept., Waterloo City, (So. Waterloo) $6.15; 
Aid Soc. : Waterloo City (So. Waterloo) 

$50, 208 92 

So. Dist., Cong.: Franklin, $5.94; Fair- 
view, $100; Libertyville, $57.47; Salem, $32.52; 
Ottumwa, $10.60; So. Keokuk, $50; Indv.: 
(Franklin) $2; S. S. : Franklin, $15.82; J. 
S. Brower's Class and W. D. Grove's Class 

(English River) $15; Ottumwa, $10, 299 35 

Kansas— $732.73 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: Washington Creek, 
$12.31; Wade Branch, $50.54; Holland, $41.05; 
First Central K. C, $10; Appanoose, $31; 
Lone Star, $36.49; Buckeye, $5.44; Ottawa, 
$15; Ola the, $34.42; Topeka, $50; Overbrook, 
$45; John B. Beckner & Wife (Appanoose) 
$50; E B. Shuss (Sabetha) $10; J. F. Shoe- 
maker (Overbrook) $2; Mrs. J. A. Root 
(Ozawkie) $1; J. T. Watkins (Ottawa) $2; 
W. W. Blough (M. N.) (Richland Center) 
$.50; S. S.: Olathe, $8.40; Washington, $4.22; 

"Win One" Class (Topeka) $10, 419 37 

N. W. Dist., Cong.: No. Solomon, $15.53; 
Maple Grove, $5; Veta V. Thompson, 
(Victor) $20; Indv.: Mrs. Clara T. Brandt, 

$5; Mrs. Maude Dingee, $5, 50 53 

S. E. Dist., Cong.: Verdigris, $25.91; F. 
S. Waas (Fredonia) $35; Chanute, $13.75; 
H. L. Phillippi (Scott Valley), $6.37; Indv.: 

I. B. Overholser, $2.50, 83 53 

S. W. Dist., Cong.: E. Wichita, $4; Pea- 
body, $20; Conway Springs, $38; E. Wichita, 
$70.21; Bloom, $2.27; Mayme King (Larned) 
$25; Mrs. Nan Gump (Garden City) $2; 
S. S.: Bloom, $5.82; Indv.: Mrs. Jane Rife 

& Son, $2, 179 30 

Kentucky— $10.00 

Indv.: Wm. Crumpacker, 10 00 

Louisiana— $155.30 

Cong.: Roanoke, $85.30; Rose Pine, $50; 
S. S.: Roanoke, $10; Junior Bible Class, 

Roanoke, $10, 155 30 

Maryland— $1,201.21 

E. Dist., Cong.: Pipe Creek, $75; Union 
Bridge (Pipe Creek) $107.83; Fulton Ave., 
Bait., $184.68; Meadow Branch, $32.96; West- 
minster (Meadow Branch) $65.77; Woodber- 
ry (Bait.) $65.73; Bethany, $21.89; Washing- 
ton City, $70; Pleasant Hill (Bush Creek) 
$21.65; Mary K. Ebaugh (Meadow Branch) 
$2; S. S.: Pleasant Hill (Bush Creek) $2.50; 
Long Green Valley, $14.28; Women's Class, 
Washington City, $10; Indv.: Josiah B. 
Hostedler, $5; E. F. Long, Mrs. E. F. Long 

and N. B. Cressman, $3, 683 29 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Brownsville, $150; 
Broadfording, $106.96; Beaver Creek, $6.91; 
Longmeadow (Beaver Creek) $50; A Sister 
(Broadfording) $3; A Brother & Sister 
(Broadfording) $10; John S. Mvers (Lick- 
ing Creek) $.90; No. 86339 (Berkley) $5; 
Indv.: John A. Myers, $10; No. 85952, $25, .. 367 77 

W. Dist., Cong.: Cherry Grove. $3; Fair- 
view, $12.15; Georges Creek, $20; Bear Creek, 

$115, 150 15 

Michigan— $803.86 

Cong.: New Haven, $14 26; Beaverton, 
$298.26; Battle Creek, $36; Homestead, $?0; 
Hart, $8; Long Lake, $20; Sunfield, $14.82; 
Sugar Ridge, $7.62; Zion, $2.67; Elmdale, 
$60; Thornapple, $24; Woodland Village, 
$100; Vestaburg, $9.60; Detroit. $100; Crystal, 
$33.15; S. S. : Onekama, $36.04; Durand 
(Elsie) $9.44; Aid Soc: Crystal, $5; Indv.: 

A. B. Puterbaugh & Family, $5, 803 86 

Minnesota— $213.94 

Cong.: Lewiston, $55.51; 1st Minneapolis, 
$82; Winona, $16; John Kaiser (Minneapolis) 
$2; Mrs. Chalmer Barley (Bethel) $6; G. R. 
Montz (Root River) $25; S. S. : Root River, 

$27.43, 213 94 

Missouri — $277.42 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: So. Warrensburg, $21; 
Warrensburg, $31.06; Turkey Creek, $11; 
Mineral Creek, $28.44; Indv.: Mrs. Chas. 

Kline, $3.40 94 90 

No. Dist., Cong.: Rockingham, $59.78; 
Smith Fork, $67.13; Pleasant View, $15.50; 
Aid Soc: No. Bethel, $12.36; Indv.: Rev. L. 

W. Smith, $2, 156 77 

S. W. Dist., Cong.: Mountain Grove, $2; 
Carthage, $16; Jasper, $6.75; Unknown donor 

of Boston (Jasper) $1, 25 75 

Montana — $15.00 

E. Dist., Indv.: George Swihart, 2 00 

W. Dist., Aid Soc: Whitefish, $8; Indv.: 

Jacob Wood, $5, 13 00 

Nebraska— $197.00 

Cong.: Octavia, $5.20; Kearney, $4.62; 
Lincoln, $15; So. Beatrice, $106.43; Afton, 
$14.34; Falls City, $7.36; Unknown donor 
(Juniata) $1; David Neher (Beatrice) $5; 
Rebecca Essam (Beatrice) $3; Catharine R. 
Musselman (Kearney) $5; S. S. : Octavia, 
$20; Garfield Community, $1.69; Mission 
Band, Kearney, $3.36; Indv.: D. H. Saylor, 

$5, 197 00 

North Carolina — $8.00 

Cong.: Melvin Hill, $1; S. S. : Melvin Hill, 
$1; Indv.: Mrs. Nellie M. Frisbee, $6, . . . . 8 00 

North Dakota— $67.97 

Cong.: Cando, $9.92; Surrey, $14.05; Wil- 
low Grove, $7; Kenmare, $28; S. S.: James 

River, $9, 67 97 

Ohio— $2,343.02 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: Canton Center, $79.75; 
Bethel Mahoning, $35; No. Bend (Danville) 
$25.55; Zion Hill, $50; Ashland Dickey, $25.55; 
Freeburg, $53; Kent, $11.25; Owl Creek, $27; 
Black River, $77.58; Akron City, $33.68; 
Goshen, $24; Maple Grove, $16.10; E. Chip- 
pewa, $35.30; Olivet, $9; Irena Kurtz (Canton 
City) $15; Mrs. Frank Leatherman (Mt. 
Zion) $2; Delia Keller (Owl Creek) $1; No. 
86658 (Zion Hill) $5; Lizzie Toms (Owl Creek) 
$10; T. M. Arnold & Wife (Mohican) $5; 
S. S.: Mohican, $13.35; Class No. 3 (Al- 
liance) $5; Primary Dept., No. Bend (Dan- 
ville) $5.25; " C. W. S. Class " (Mo- 
hican) $5.60; E. Chippewa, $21.50; Olivet, 
$52.24; Cong. & S. S.: W. Nimishillen, 

$54.07; Aid Soc: Reading, $10, 707 77 

N. W. Dist., Cong.: Fostoria, $51.75; 
Deshler, $2.50; Logan, $100.80; Lick Creek, 
$50; Bellefontaine, $50; Sugar Creek, $18; 
Pleasant View, $125; Greensprings, $32.51; 
Swan Creek, $7.50; No. Poplar Ridge, $32; 
Emma Kyser (Lick Creek) $5; David By- 
erly (M. N.) (Lima) $.50; Sarah Lytle (Desh- 
ler) $1; Esther Dishong (Deshler) $1; S. S. : 
Fostoria, $1.18; " Home Builders " Class, 
Fostoria, $6.46; Walnut Grove (Silver Creek) 
$35.76; Forstoria, $9.17; Fairview, $7.05; Aid 

Soc: Greenspring, $50, 587 18 

So. Dist., Cong.: Painter Creek, $28; Up- 
per Twin, $94.50; Georgetown, $20; Green- 
ville, $58.15; Lower Stillwater, $40; New Car- 
lisle, $92.88; Lower Miami, $32.66; Bear 
Creek, $124.99; Ft. McKinley, $125; Brook- 
ville, $64.53; Pleasant Hill, $17.96; Poplar 
Grove, $33.59; Mrs. M. P. Eidemiller (Middle 
District) $3; Julia A. Gilbert (Oakland) 
$1; Elizabeth Ludy (Upper Twin) $3; Essie 
Stoner (Sidney) $3; J. Q. Funk (Middle- 
town) $1; Allie K. & W. H. Gnagey (W. 
Dayton) $5; Rev. C. V. Coppock (M. N.) 
(Sidney) $1; S. S. : Greenville, $4.40; Castine, 
$59.64; Marble Furnace, $3.38; Bethel 
(Salem) $55.39; Ft. McKinley, $12.07; Con- 
stance, $5; W. Charleston, $84.47; Painter 


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Creek, $4.46; Aid Societies of District, $5; 
Young People's Conf.: $50; Indv.: Cather- 
ine Beath, $5; Harris Harman & Family, 

$10, ... 1,048 07 

Oklahoma— $61 .60 

Cong.: Washita, $8.50; Bartlesville, $11.25; 
Mrs. C. S. Wooten (Oklahoma City) $2.25; 
J. W. Battey (Washita) $25; Young Peo- 
ple's League, Thomas, $14.60, 61 60 

Oregon— $118.30 

Cong.: Mabel, $20; Ashland, $10; Albany, 
$22.30; Grants Pass, $18.35; Myrtle -Point, 
$4.80; E. E. Tucker & Family (Weston) 
$15; Unknown Donor (Grants Pass) $1; Mrs. 
Anna Reed (Myrtle Point) $5; Mrs. Huldah 
Metz (Weston) $5; S. S.: Mable, $4; Albany, 
$3.28; Ashland, $3.57; Aid Soc: Mabel, $6, 118 30 
Pennsylvania— $4,905.56 

E. Dist., Cong.: Big Swatara, $220.28; 
Palmyra, $136.31; Hatfield, $119.75; W. 
Conestoga, $122.79; Little Swatara, $116.50; 
Spring Grove, $42.16; Spring Creek, $26.30; 
Peach Blossom, $28.36; Myerstown, $26.34; 
Mountville, $67.93; Mingo, $71.93; Lan- 
caster, $50.07; Indian Creek, $354.23; Heidle- 
berg, $24.33; E. Fairview, $44.11; Ephrata, 
$181; Conestoga, $82.70; Chiques, $153.50; 
Akron, $57.19; Elizabethtown, $100; Miss 
Beryl Firestone (Big Swatara) $50; Mrs. 
Jacob Steiger (Springfield) $2; H. J. Beach- 
ley (Harrisburg) $25; Sister E. M. Grosh 
(W. Green Tree) $25; S. S.: Mingo, $76.56; 
Quakertown (Springfield) $34.64; Manheim 
(White Oak) $28.35; Richland, $50; Heidle- 
berg, $35; E. Fairview, $21.32; Ephrata, 
$39.25; Chiques, $10.40; " Gleaners Class " 
(Akron) $5; The " Other Folks " Class (Hat- 
field) $20; A member of " Busy Men's Bible 
Class" (Indian Creek) $30; Aid Soc: 
Chiques, $25; Indv.: Tobias S. Stauffer, $2, 2,505 30 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Aughwick, $3; Koontz, 
$18.62; Tyrone, $140.75; Bellwood, $17.30; Dry 
Valley, $50.14; 1st Altoona, $261.50; Sugar 
Run (Aughwick) $5; Germany Valley (Augh- 
wick) $48; Clover Creek, $103.49; Albright, 
$30; Roaring Spring, $1; Smithfield, $11.87; 
Paul Roth (York) $10; Mrs. Carrie Meyers 
(Hollidaysburg) $.55; Howard Wyles (Spring 
Valley) $5; No. 86093 (Lewistown) $5; S. S.: 
Germany Valley (Aughwick) $11.43; Curry- 
ville (Woodbury) $7.16; Spring Mount (War- 
riors Mark) $23; Maitland (Dry Valley) $6; 
Yellow Creek, $10.46; Cong. & S. S. : Rock- 
hill (Aughwick) $17.75; Indv.: Jesse T. 

Ritchey, $1, 

S. E. Dist., Cong.: Wilmington Mission, 
$10.40; Ambler, $14.31; Calvary, (Phila.) 
$115; S. K. Kulp & Wife (Coventry) $25; 
Mrs. Annie Brower & Daughter (Parker- 
ford) $10; S. S.: Coventry, $48.66; Christian 

Endeavor: Parker Ford, $30, 

So. Dist., Cong.: New Fairview, $47.06; 
Pleasant Hill, $78; Brandts Church (Back 
Creek) $3.32; Shippensburg (Ridge) $37.50; 
Newville (Upper Cumberland) $13.21; Car- 
lisle, $218.63; Upper Codorus, $36.90; Welty's 
(Antietam) $10; Hanover, $13; Sugar Valley, 
$25; G. H. Arbegast & Wife (Lower Cum- 
berland) $25; Ellen Strauser (Lost Creek) 
$1; Lillie M. Lenherr (Mercersburg Mis- 
sion) $5; No. 86182 (Lower Cumberland) $11; 
Mrs. Isaac S. Miller (Upper Conewago) $50; 
John A. Mann & Wife (Lower Cumberland) 
$2; John F. Graham (Ridge) $28; S. S.: 
Teacher's Training Class, Chestnut Grove 
(Upper Codorus) $6.49; Chestnut Grove (Up- 
per Codorus) $10.85; Pleasant Hill (Codorus) 
$7; Melrose (Upper Codorus) $19.38; Mech- 
anicsburg (Lower Cumberland) $20; Ship- 
pensburg (Ridge) $44.50; New Fairview, 
$15.20; Carlisle, $6.44; Hanover, $8.51; C. W. 

S.: Junior (Shippensburg) (Ridge) $3 746 09 

W. Dist., Cong.: Uniontown (Georges 
Creek) $125; Connellsville, $30.70; Purchase 
Line (Manor) $25; Locust Grove, $17; Maple 
Grove, $23.50; Rummel, $31.23; Elk Lick, 
$43.50; Montgomery, $25; Sipesville, $41.75; 

788 02 

253 37 

D. P. Hoover & Family (Rummel) $100; J. 
Clark Brillhart (Montgomery) $5.25; D. A. 
Rummel & Wife (Belle Vernon) $5; Ida, 
Lloyd, William & Robert Umbel (Markleys- 
burg, $4; Union meeting, Sipesville, 
$14.36; Albert Clark & Wife (Georges 
Creek) (Fairview) $2; Annie E|Musser (Elk 
Lick $5; Mrs. Ada V. Amtower (Cumber- 
land) $1; S. S.: Plum Creek, $27; Locust 
Grove, $10; Mt. Joy, $32.50; Garrett (Berlin) 
$3.50; Greenville (Rockton) $9.55; Glade Run, 
$25.94; Indv.: Wm. Thomas, $3; Albert M. 
Haught, $2, 

South Dakota— $20.20 

Cong.: Willow Creek, $15.20; S. S.: Willow 

Creek, $5, ... 

Tennessee — $60.87 

Cong.: Pleasant Hill, $14.77; Knob Creek, 
$14.10; Sweetwater Valley, $17; Mrs. Lucy A. 
Slagle (Limestone) $2; J. H. Peterson & 
Family (Beaver Creek) $8; Indv.: Mrs. M. 
M. Fine, $3; F. G. Davis, $2, 

Texas— $13.30 

Cong.: Manvel, 

Virginia— $1,298.54 

First Dist., Cong.: Tinker Creek, $12; 
Central Roanoke, $33.82; Oak Grove, $35.30; 
Copper Hill, $31; Daleville, $120.70; Big 
Springs (Oakvale) $25; Jake Beckner & 
Wife (Mt. Joy) $2; P. E. Faw (Central 
Roanoke) $5; J. Allen Flora (Central Roan- 
oke) $10; W. O. Dewese & Wife (Selma) 
$10; H. C. Spangler (Roanoke) $1; S. S.: 
Pleasant View (Chestnut Grove) $27.76; 

New Bethel (Troutville) $15 

E. Dist., Cong.: Trevilians, $5.20; Holly- 
wood, $18; Valley, $16.57; Madison & Rose 
River, $9; Fairfax, $40.55; C. B. I. S. (Mt. 
Carmel) $6.35; Russel E. Mason (Belmont) 

$10; Indv.: Carl F. Miller, $2, 

No. Dist., Cong.: Wakemans Grove (Pleas- 
ant View) $24; Valley Pike (Woodstock) 
$20.75; Cooks Creek, $84.20; Mill Creek, 
$136.49; Greenmount, $39.44; Linville Creek, 
$26; Harrisonburg, $118.05; B. W. Neff 
(Pleasant View) $9.05; J. B. Coffman (Beaver 
Creek) $.65; Daniel Turner (Brocks Gap) 
$10; Fannie L. Mason (Linville Creek) $5; 
M. S. Roller (Unity) $10; S. S. : Mill Creek, 


Sec. Dist., Cong.: Beaver Creek, $40; Mt. 
Vernon, $39.62; Summit, $28.15; Manassas, 
$60.51; Barren Ridge, $7.20; Moscow, $34; 
Valley Bethel, $25.55; P. J. Wenger (Leb- 
anon) $2.65; Bertie C. Wenger (Lebanon) 
$2.50; Mary M. Wenger (Lebanon) $2; A 
Brother & Sister (Moscow) $10; Chas. B. 
Gibbs (Valley Bethel) $10; S. S.: Mt. Ver- 
non, $10.13; Sangerville, $5.50, 

So. Dist., Cong.: Snow Creek, $20.10; 
Beaver Creek, $4; Mrs. W. H. Lintecum 
(Coulson) $2.60; Sarah J. Hylton (Coul- 
son) $5; C. J. Clingenpeel (Antioch) $2; 
Ina Sutphin (Topeco) $2; E. S. Bowman 
(Bethlehem) $3; Indv.: Sarah J. Hylton, 

$2; Mrs. Jane Carter, $1, 

Washington— $158.11 

Cong.: Tacoma, $26.10; Whitestone, $30.08; 
Okanogan Valley, $24.43; Mrs. W. H. Lea 
Veil & Amanda Lea Veil (Yakima) $2; 
Mrs. C. M. Holdren (Yakima) $5; Mrs. 
Bertha Carter (Outlook) $3; S. O. H. 
(Wenatchee Valley) $50; John W. Gray- 
bill (Wenatchee Valley) $5; Mrs. J. F. 
Baker (Mt. Hope) $7.50; Hazel Baker (Mt. 

Hope) $5, 

West Virginia— $229.36 

First Dist., Cong.: Sandy Creek, $175; 
Eglon, $25; Maggie C. Weckert (New 
Creek) $1; W. H. Muntzing (Greenland) 
$5; S. S.: Harness Run (Knobley & Beaver 

Run) $15.02; White Pine, $8.34, 

Wisconsin — $52.25 

Cong.: Rice Lake, $6; Chippewa Valley, 
$10; Maple Grove, $1.45; Stanley, $11.40; 
Worden, $10; S. S.: White Rapids, $1.64; 

612 78 
20 20 

60 87 
13 30 

328 58 

107 67 

542 78 

277 81 

41 70 

158 11 

229 36 


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Chippewa Valley, $3.62; Stanley, $8.14, 52 25 

Total for the month, $20,484 88 

Total previously reported, 48,239 67 

Correction No. 14, 150 00 

Total for the year, $68,874 55 

Indiana— $39.62 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: Delphi, 39 62 

Iowa— $4.71 

No. Dist., S. S.: Sheldon, 4 71 

Kansas— $8.08 

N. E. Dist., S. S.: Richland Center, 8 08 

Louisiana — $15.54 

S. S.: Roanoke 15 54 

Maryland— $135.80 

E. Dist., S. S.: Union Bridge (Pipe 
Creek) $7.31; Detour (Monocacy) $15; West- 
minster (Meadow Branch) $113.49, ....... 135 80 

North Dakota— $40.00 

Cong.: Zion (Cando), 40 <^ 

Ohio— $35.20 

So. Dist., S. S.: Union City, $6.65; Lower 

Miami, $28.55, 35 20 

Pennsylvania— $9.20 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Martha Mentzer (28th 
St. Altoona) $5; D. Frank Cave & Wife 
(28th St., Altoona) $2; S. S. : James Creek, 

$2.20, 9 20 

Virginia— $112.97 

No. Dist., Cong.: Unity, $67.33; S. S. : 
Bethel (No. Mill Creek) $3.10, 70 43 

Sec. Dist., S. S.: Bridgewater, 42 54 

Total for the month, $ 401 12 

Total previously reported, 2,022 20 

Total for the year, $ 2,423 32 

Pennsylvania— $38 .00 

E. Dist., Student Volunteer Group of 
Elizabethtown College, 38 00 

Total for the month, $ 38 00 

Total previously reported, 2,218 22 

Total for the year, $ 2,256 22 

Illinois— $14.00 

No. Dist., Student Volunteer Band of Mt. 
Morris College, 14 00 

Total for the month, 14 00 

Total previously reported, 00 

Total for the year, $ 14 00 

Ohio— $35.00 

N. W. Dist., Aid Soc: Sugar Creek, 13 00 

So. Dist., Aid Societies, 22 00 

Total for the month, $ 35 00 

Total previously reported, 5,933 20 

Total for the year $ 5,968 20 

Illinois— $77.50 

No. Dist., Aid Societies, 77 50 

Michigan— $18.00 

Aid Societies 18 00 

Missouri — $15.00 

No. Dist., id Soc: Rockingham, 15 00 

Kansas — $19.50 

S. W. Dist., Aid Soc: Larned Rural, 

$10.50; Pleasant View, $9, 19 50 

Ohio— $205.00 

So. Dist., Aid Societies, 205 00 

Pennsylvania— $23.00 

E. Dist., Aid Soc: Elizabethtown, $13; 

Palmyra, $10, 23 00 

Virginia— $128.00 

Sec. Dist., Aid Societies, 128 00 

West Virginia— $10.00 

First Dist., Aid Soc: Keyser, 10 00 

Total for the month, $ 496 00 

Total previously reported, 546 00 

Total for the year, $ 1,042 00 

Indiana— $18.30 

No. Dist., S. S. : Osceola, 13 30 

So. Dist., Cong.: Chas. H. Ellabarger 

(Nettle Creek), 5 00 

Missouri— $129.00 

S. E. Dist., Cong.: Broadwater, $94; Sher- 
man Jones (from Lord's acre) (Broadwater, 

$35, 129 00 

Ohio— $75.00 

N. W. Dist., Cong.: Elizabeth Ihrig 
(Wooster), 25 00 

So. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. Elizabeth Miller 

(Ft. McKinley), 50 00 

West Virginia— $5.00 

First Dist., Cong.: Eglon, 5 00 

Total for the month, $ 227 30 

Total previously reported 527 85 

Total for the year, $ 755 15 

California— $5.00 

No. Dist., S. S.: "King's Daughters" 

Class (McFarland), 5 00 

Illinois — $5.00 

No. Dist., Cong.: Shannon, 5 00 

Indiana— $10.00 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Emmet Eiler (Man- 
chester), 5 00 

No. Dist., C. W. S.: Junior (Elkhart 
City), 500 

Maryland— $10.00 

E. Dist., Home Dept.: Fulton Ave, Bait., 10 00 

Pennsylvania— $25.00 

E. Dist., Cong.: Sister E. M. Grosh (W. 

Green Tree), 25 00 

Virginia— $5.00 

Sec. Dist., Primary Dept.: Bridgewater, 5 00 

Total for the month, $ 60 00 

Total previously reported, 594 96 

Total for the year, $ 654 96 

Denmark— $24.90 

Cong.: Thy Church, 24 90 

Illinois— $5.00 

No. Dist., Cong.: Elizabeth Gnagy (Chi- 
cago), 5 00 

Indiana — $54.86 

Mid. Dist., Cong. & S. S. : Wabash, .... 30 50 

No. Dist., Cong.: Cedar Creek, 24 36 

Iowa— $25.00 

No. Dist., Social Club, Waterloo City 

church (So. Waterloo), 25 00 

Kansas — $4.00 

S. E. Dist., Indv.: Mrs. E. L. Baiter, ... 4 00 

Maryland— $70.02 

W. Dist., Cong.: Cherry Grove, 70 02 

Nebraska— $18.48 

Cong. : Omaha, 18 48 

Ohio— $101.00 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: Elizabeth Ihrig 
(Wooster) $25; Nettie V. Johnson (Reading) 
$2; A Sister (Mohican) $20, 47 00 

So. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. Elizabeth Miller 
(Ft. McKinley) $50; S. S.: Middletown, $4, 54 00 

Pennsylvania — $476.05 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Upper Claar, $10.34; 
Juniata Park, $16; Raven Run, $12; Arden- 


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heim, 20, 58 34 

S. E. Dist., Cong.: 1st Philadelphia, 
$200; Harmony ville, $6, 206 00 

So. Dist., Cong.: Codorus, $185.71; S. S.: 
Old Sisters' Bible Class (Mechanicsburg) 
(Lower Cumberland) $2; Mrs. M. B. Ditt- 
mar, Carlisle) $2, 189 71 

W. Dist., Cong.: Rockton, 22 00 

Texas— $29.40 

Cong.: Nocona, 29 40 

Virginia— $137.00 

No. Dist., Cong.: Mt. Zion, $7; L. V. 
Sharpes & Wife (Harrisonburg) $125, .... 132 00 

Sec. Dist. Cong. : Unknown donor from W. 

Augusta (Headwaters), 5 00 

West Virginia— $14.58 

First Dist., Cong.: New Creek, $6.25; 
S. S.: White Pine, $8.33, 14 58 

Total for the month, $ 960 29 

Total previously reported, 2,517 82 

Total for the year, $ 3,478 11 

California— $200.00 

So. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. Ida Cable in mem- 
ory of Eld. and Mrs. Joel Gnagey (Pasa- 
dena), 200 00 

Florida— $20.00 

Indv. : J. E. Young, 20 00 

Illinois— $4.00 

No. Dist., Cong.: Shannon, 4 00 

Indiana— $12.30 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: "Busy Bee" Class 
(Sugar Grove) (Prairie Creek), 10 30 

So. Dist., Cong.: Mattie Mathews (Upper 

Fall Creek) 2 00 

Iowa— $125.00 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: A Friend (Dallas Center 
$25; Mrs. Elizabeth Rhodes (Dallas Center) 

$100, 125 00 

Kansas— $15.96 

S. W. Dist., S. S.: Monitor, 15 96 

Maryland— $6.70 

E. Dist., S. S.: Organized Classes of 
Meadow Branch, 6 00 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Edward S. Foltz 

(Hagerstown) 70 

Ohio— $12.00 

So. Dist., Cong.: Cincinnati, 12 00 

Oklahoma — $6.00 

Cong.: Monitor, 6 00 

Pennsylvania— $210.91 

E. Dist., Cong.: Richland 30 00 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: No. 86093 (Lewistown) 
$5; S. S.: Holsinger (Woodbury) $20, 25 00 

S. E. Dist., Cong.: Royersford, $23.73; 
S. S.: Royersford, $129.18, 152 91 

So. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. Mary E. Bashore 

(Lost Creek), 3 00 

Tennessee — $5.00 

Indv.: M. M. Wine, 5 50 

Virginia— $45.42 

No. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. W. H. Edmon- 
son (Cooks Creek), 45 42 

West Virginia— $5.00 

First Dist., Cong.: Mrs. Mary E. Arnold 
(Eglon), 5 00 

Total for the month, $ 668 79 

Total previously reported, 2,553 50 

Correction No. 16, 30 00 

Total for the year, $ 3,252 29 

Florida— $50.00 

Indv.: Eld. J. E. Young, 50 00 

Iowa— $16.50 

No. Dist., S. S.: Men's Bible Class (So. 

Waterloo), 16 50 

New York— $10.00 

Indv. : C. C. Maderia, Jr. & Wife, 10 00 

Ohio— $25.00 

N. W. Dist., Aid Soc: Pleasant View, .. 25 00 

Virginia — $20.00 
Sec. Dist., Aid Soc: Bridgewater, 20 00 

Total for the month, $ 12150 

Total previously reported, 948 30 

Total for the year, ,....$ 1,069 80 

Illinois— $14.00 

No. Dist., Cong.: Shannon, $5; S. S. : 
Ladies' Div. Mustard Seed Class (Milledge- 

ville) $9, 1400 

Indiana— $58.38 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: Primary Dept., Girls' 
Class (Salamonie), 28 38 

No. Dist., S. S.: "Good Samaritan" Class 

(Plymouth), 30 00 

Iowa— $5.00 

So. Dist., S. S.: So. Keokuk, 5 00 

Kansas— $25.00 

S. W. Dist., S. S.: Bloom, 25 00 

Pennsylvania— $190.53 

E. Dist., S. S.: Florin (W. Green Tree) 
$88.78; Ann ville, $25.50; Aid Soc: W. Green 
Tree, $26.25, 140 53 

Mid. Dist., Aid Soc: Everett, 25 00 

S. E. Dist., S. S.: Green Tree, 25 00 

Virginia— $3.11 

Sec. Dist., S. S.: Chimney Run, 3 11 

Total for the month, $ 296 02 

Total previously reported, 1,017 30 

Total for the year, $ 1,313 32 

California — $132.00 

So. Dist., S. S.: Hemet, $50; "Loyal 
Bible Class," Pasadena, $50; " Friendship 

Bible Class," Pasadena, $32, 132 00 

Illinois— $50.00 

No. Dist., S. S. : Primary Dept., Hastings 
St. (Chicago) $25; Aid Soc: Hickory Grove, 

$25 50 00 

Indiana— $100.51 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Lona Swihart (Mexico) 
$25; S. S.: Junior Girls' Class (Pipe Creek) 
$25; Primary Dept., (Delphi) $25, 75 00 

No. Dist., S. S.: Ladies' Bible Class 

(1st So. Bend), 25 51 

Iowa— $50.00 

No. Dist., S. S.: Sheldon, 50 00 

Kansas— $72.50 

N. E. Dist., S. S.: Junior Dept. (Morrill) 
$25; Primary Dept. (Morrill) $35, 60 00 

S. E. Dist., C. W. S.: Independence, .... 12 50 

Maryland— $75.00 

E. Dist., S. S.: Edgewood (Sams Creek) 
$25; " Garber Bible Class " (Washington 

City) $50, 75 00 

Ohio— $12.50 

N. E. Dist., S. S.: "Gleaners" Class, 

Springfield, 12 50 

Pennsylvania— $138.00 

E. Dist., S. S.: "Character Builders" 
Class (Midway), 13 00 

Mid. Dist., S. S. : "Willing Workers" 
Class (Snake Spring), 50 00 

S. E. Dist., Cong.: Brooklyn, 50 00 

W. Dist., Cong.: Arthur Wolford & Wife 

(Ligonier), 25 00 

Tennessee— $25.00 

Cong.: W. H. Wine (Mountain Valley), 25 00 
Texas— $25.00 

S. S.: Manvel, 25 00 

Virginia— $12.50 

No. Dist., S. S.: "Willing Workers" 
Class (Mill Creek), 12 50 

Total for the month, $ 693 01 


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Total previously reported, 3,490 33 

Total for the year, $ 4,183 34 

Pennsylvania— $32.00 

E. Dist., S. S.: "Gleaners Class." 
Ephrata, $30; " Sunshine Class," Mt. Hope 
(Chiques) $2 $ 32 00 

Total for the month, $ 32 00 

Total previously reported, 65 00 

Total for the year, $ 97 00 

California— $31.71 

No. Dist., S. S.: Primary & Junior Depts. 
(McFarland) $26.71; C. W. S.: Junior 

(Modesto) $5, 31 71 

Colorado— $42.87 

E. Dist., Cong.: Charles Ullery & Wife 
(Sterling) $5; Francis Patterson (Sterling) 
$4, 9 00 

W. Dist., S. S.: First Grand Valley, .... 33 87 

Illinois— $425.30 

No. Dist., Cong.: Dorothy M. and Beth 
L. Hawk (Lanark) $10.50; Lina Catherine 
& Dale Woodford Peters (Mt. Morris) 
$2.30; Roy Frantz Moyer (Chicago) $2; S. 
S. : Franklin Grove, $179.56; Pine Creek, 
$21.45; West Branch, $60.50; Children's Div. 
(Hickory Grove) $12.86; Hustlers and 
Rustlers (Milledgeville) $42.25, 33143 

So. Dist., S. S.: Centennial (Okaw) $22; 
Cerro Gordo, $17.05; Junior Dept. (Oakley) 

$38.90; Primary Dept. (Okaw) $15.93 93 88 

Indiana— $654.92 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: W. Eel River, $9.29; 
Children (Cart Creek) $20.50; Primary & 
Junior Classes (Plunge Creek Chapel) $42.27; 
Boys and Girls (Wabash City) $7.25; Chil- 
dren (W. Manchester) $30, 109 31 

No. Dist., Cong.: No. Liberty, $11.61; S. 
S. : Primary Dept. (Nappanee) $31.15; Class- 
es 3 and 4 (Maple Grove) $56.58; Mrs. Clar- 
ence Hostetler's Junior Class, Oregon 
(Blissville) $6.26; Children (Pleasant Valley) 
$15.60; Primary Dept. (Pleasant Chapel) $7; 
" Excelsior " & " Willing Helpers " Class- 
es (New Salem) $13.65; Junior Boys & Girls 
(Blissville) $5.50; " Hustler Mission Band " 
(Rock Run) $147.51; Children (Pine Creek) 
$73.40; C. W. S. : Junior (Topeka) $6; Junior 
(Rock Run) $7.50; Primary (Rock Run) $6, 387 76 

So. Dist., S. S.: Primary & Junior Depts. 
(Four Mile) $137.52; Children (Kokomo) 

$8.40; Junior Dept. (Howard) $11.93, 157 85 

Iowa— $529.77 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: Panther Creek, $5; 
Cedar, $10.11; Hustlers & Rustlers (Dallas 
Center) $77.67; " Rose Bud " Class (Pan- 
ther Creek) $22.87; " Blue Bird " Class 
(Panther Creek) $14 129 65 

No. Dist., Cong.: Franklin Co., $100; S. 
S. : Union Ridge (Franklin Co.) $102.40; 
Junior Dept., Waterloo City (So. Water- 
loo) $8.25; Intermediate Dept. (So. Waterloo) 
$65.50; Junior Dept. (So. Waterloo) $42.50; 
Intermediate Boys & Girls Classes (Greene) 
$11.50, 330 15 

So. Dist., S. S.: Children (Salem) $29; 
Children (Fairview) $28.05; Primary Dept. 

(English River) $12.92, 69 97 

Kansas— $440.33 

N. E. Dist., S. S.: Junior Dept. (Morrill) 
$85; Individuals & Classes (Topeka) $20; 
Intermediate Dept. (Morrill) $116.86; Primary 
Dept. (Morrill) $122.33; Cradle Roll Dept. 
(Morrill) $7.21 351 40 

N. W. Dist., Cong.: Individual (No. Solo- 
mon) $2.50; S. S.: Intermediate Girls' 
Class (No. Solomon) $7; Junior Boys' & 
Girls' Class (No. Solomon) $8; Primary 
Boys' and Girls' Class (No. Solomon) $2.50, 20 00 

S. E. Dist., S. S. : Junior Class (Scott 
Valley), 6 75 

S. W. Dist., S. S.: Pleasant View, $41.02; 
Primary & Junior Dept. (Larned Rural 

$21.16, 62 18 

Maryland— $301.52 

E. Dist., S. S.: Children (Piney Creek) 
$7.80; Primary Dept. (Meadow Branch) $20; 
Farmington (Bethany) $54.05; "The Ever 
Faithful Class " Piney Creek, $9.25; C. W. 
S.: Junior (Pleasant Hill) (Bush Creek) 
$38.39, 129 49 

Mid. Dist., S. . S. : Broadfording, $165.03; 
Mary G. Bowlus' Class (Pleasant View) 

$7, 172 03 

Michigan— $80.69 

S. S.: Primary & Junior Classes (Sugar 
Ridge) $31.42; Primary & Junior Classes 
(Thornapple) $20; Children (Shepherd) $11.52; 
Primary Dept. (Beaverton) $8.25; Children's 

Dept. (Long Lake) $9.50, 80 69 

Minnesota — $49.35 

S. S.: Hancock, 49 35 

Missouri — $90.78 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: Children (Mineral 
Creek) $5.75; " Happy Servants " Class (So. 
Warrensburg) $15; Primary Class (So. War- 
rensburg) $3.35; 6 Primary & Junior Pupils 
(Prairie View) $11.20, 35 30 

No. Dist., S. S.: Walnut Grove (Smith 
Fork), 5 43 

S. E. Dist., S. S. : Intermediate & Juniors 
(Broadwater) 46 05 

S. W. Dist., S. S.: Nevada, 4 00 

Ohio— $767.66 

N. E. Dist., S. S.: Canton Center, $43.40; 
Children (Kent) $5.25; Children (Ashland 
Dickey) $14.01; "Winners Class" (Spring- 
field) $10.18, 72 63 

N. W. Dist., Cong.: Mary, Ruth and 
Galon Rodabaugh (Eagle Creek) $15; S. S.: 
Primary Dept. (Fostoria) $52.64; " Light 
Bearers Class " and " Class in the Corner " 
(Marion) $6.53; Intermediate Class (Ross) 
$7.60; Primary Class (Eagle Creek) $29.50; 
Junior Class (Ross) $4; Junior Boys & 
Girls (Lick Creek) $66.50; Junior Mission 
Band (Bellefontaine) $12.07, 193 84 

So. Dist., S. S.: W. Charleston, $32.98; 
Painter Creek, $23.81; Trotwood, $172.26; 
Junior Class, Gratis (Upper Twin) $10; 
Lower Miami, $68; Children (West Branch) 
$44.03; Junior Dept. (E. Dayton) $33.25; 
Children (Bear Creek) ^62; Primary & 
Junior C. W. S. (Union City) $13.03; Junior 
C. W. S. and Junior Aid Soc, $41.62, .... 500 98 
Oklahoma— $12.00 

S. S.: Children (Hollow) 12 00 

Oregon— $3.25 

Cong.: George Dodge (Grants Pass) $.30; 

S. S.: Portland, $2.95, 3 25 

Pennsylvania— $595.46 

E. Dist., C. W. S. : Junior (Elizabeth- 
town), 18 00 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: Williamsburg, $113.58; 
New Enterprise, $217.38; Beginners, 
Primaries, Juniors & Intermediate Classes 
(Spring Run) $109.09; Class of 5 to 7 year 
old children (Martinsburg) (Clover Creek) 
$15.45 455 50 

W. Dist., Cong.: Genetta Blanch Wol- 
ford (Ligonier) $2; S. S. : Rummel, $36.96; 
Intermediate Girls & Juniors (Red Bank) 
$23.25; Children (Middle Creek) $41.50; 
Primary Class (Red Bank) $8.25; Junior 

Girls (Scalp Level) $10, 12196 

Tennessee — $76.21 

S. S. : Class No. 4 (Meadow Branch) 
$18.11; Primary Class (Limestone) $1.50; 
Juniors (Pleasant Hill) $3.25; Children (Knob 
Creek) $20.75; Young People (Mountain Val- 
ley) $20.85; Mrs. Lemon's & Mollie Satter- 

field's Classes (French Broad) $11.75, 76 21 

Virginia— $323.15 

First Dist., S. S. : Poages Mill, $21.50; 
Junior Church League (Oak Grove) $52.36, 73 86 

E. Dist., Cong.: Hugh W. & Harold 


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Quann (Hollywood) $6; S. S. : Junior "Sun- 
shine" Class (Midland) $6.70 12 70 

No. Dist., S. S.: Bethel (No. Mill Creek), 34 36 

Sec. Dist., Cong.: William Oaklyn Varner 
and Geneva Miller Varner (Elk Run) $6; 
S. S.: Mt. Vernon, $30.50; Intermediate 
Dept. (Summit) $28; Junior Dept. (Summit) 
$54.73; Two Junior Boys' & Girls' Classes 
(Middle River) $50, 169 23 

So. Dist., Junior League: Topeco, $16; 

Pleasant Hill, $17, 33 00 

Washington— $144.15 

Cong.: No. Spokane, $15.93; S. S. : Outlook, 
$116.02; Wenatchee Valley^ $3.60; " The Win- 
some Class " (Omak) $7; Children (Out- 
look) $1.60, 144 15 

West Virginia— $38.50 

First Dist., S. S. : Junior Class, Maple 
Spring (Eglon) $9; Primary Class, Mapje 
Spring (Eglon) $10; " Beginners " Class, 

Maple Spring (Eglon) $19.50, 38 50 

Wisconsin— $19.25 

S. S.: Girls & Boys (White Rapids), 19 25 

Total for the month, $ 4,626 87 

Total previously reported, 3,096 88 

Total for the year, $ 7,723 75 

Illinois— $1.95 

No. Dist., S. S.: Yellow Creek, 195 

Iowa— $40 00 

No. Dist., Cong.: Sheldon, 40 00 

Kansas— $5.00 

S. W. Dist., Cong.: Elizabeth Keener 

(Walnut Valley), 5 00 

Oklahoma— $5.00 

Indv.: A. Leedy & Wife, 5 00 

Pennsylvania— $25.00 

E. Dist., Cong.: Sister E. M. Grosh (W. 

Green Tree), 25 00 

Virginia— $20.58 

Sec. Dist., S. S.: Bridgewater, 20 58 

Total for the month, $ 97 53 

Total previously reported, 90 58 

Total for the year, $ 188 11 

Illinois— $5.00 

No. Dist., Cong.: C. J. Sell (First Chi- 
cago), 5 00 

Total for the month, $ 5 00 

Total previously reported, 82 00 

Total for the year, $ 87 00 

Colorado— $10.00 

E. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. Francis Patterson 
(Sterling), 10 00 

Illinois— $4.00 

No. Dist., Cong.: Shannon, 4 00 

Indiana— $33.99 

No. Dist., Cong.: Camp Creek, 25 00 

So. Dist., Cong.: Chas. H. Ellabarger 
(Nettle Creek) $5.50; Mattie Mathews (Upper 
Fall Creek) $2; S. S.: Middletown, $1.49, .. 18 99 

Iowa— $125.00 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: A Friend (Dallas 
Center) $25; Mrs. Elizabeth Rhodes (Dallas 

Center) $100, 125 00 

North Dakota— $9.70 

S. S. : Young People's Soc. : Surrey 9 70 

Ohio— $29.34 

Cong. & S. S.: W. Nimishillen, 29 34 

Pennsylvania — $152.91 

S. E. Dist., Cong.: Royersford, $25; S. 

S.: Royersford, $127.91, 152 91 

Tennessee — $5.00 

Cong.: Mrs. D. T. Keebler (Pleasant Val- 
ley), 5 00 

West Virginia— $2.00 

First Dist., Indv.: Cora Shaffer, 2 00 

Total for the month, $ 37194 

Total previously reported, 4,613 63 

Total for the year, $ 4,985 57 

Washington— $34.43 

S. S.: Seattle, 34 43 

Total for the month, $ 34 43 

Total previously reported 482 49 

Total for the year, $ 516 92 

California— $90.00 

So. Dist., Cong.: M. F. Brumbaugh (Glen- 
dora) $60; S. S.: " Berean Bible Class (Glen- 
dora) $30, 90 00 

Total for the month, 90 00 

Total previously reported 134 90 

$ 224 90 
Correction No. 15, 4 00 

Total for the year $ 220 90 

California— $13.06 

No. Dist., C. W. S.: Adult (McFarland), 13 06 
Colorado— $12.50 

E. Dist., C. W. S.: Miami, 12 50 

Illinois— $50.00 

No. Dist., S. S.: "Loyal Philathean " 
Class (Dixon), 25 00 

So. Dist., S. S.: "Stand True & Ready" 

Class (Woodland), 25 00 

Indiana — $45.00 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: Junior Boys' Class 

(Pipe Creek), 45 00 

Kansas— $25.00 

S. W. Dist., S. S.: Primary Dept. (Salem), 25 00 
Maryland— $25.00 

E. Dist., S. S.: " Garber Bible Class" 

(Washington City), 25 00 

North Dakota— $12.50 

S. S.: "Banner" Class (Surrey), 12 50 

Ohio— $25.00 

N. E. Dist., S. S.: "Willing Workers" 

Class (Maple Grove), 25 00 

Pennsylvania — $41.00 

S. E. Dist., S. S.: "Blue Bird Class" 
(Green Tree), 25 00 

W. Dist., S. S.: Plum Creek), 16 00 

Virginia— $37.50 

E. Dist., S. S.: Mother's Class, Oakton - 
(Fairfax), 37 50 

Total for the month, $ 286 56 

Total previously reported, 1,604 48 

Correction No. 15, 4 00 

Total for the year, $ 1,895 04 

Washington— $50.00 

Cong.: No. 86538 (Wenatchee Valley), ... 50 00 

Total for the month, $ 50 00 

Total previously reported, 49 37 

Total for the year $ 99 37 

Florida— $20.00 

Indv.: Eva Heagley Hurst, 20 00 

Kansas — $15.96 

S. W. Dist., S. S.: Monitor, 15 96 

Total for the month, $ 35 96 

Total previously reported, 47188 

Total for the year, $ 507 84 


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Illinois— $5.00 

No. Dist., Cong.: C. J. Sell (Chicago), .. 5 00 

Kansas— $1.00 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: Effie Steffey (Ozawkie) 1 00 

Pennsylvania— $30.00 

S. E. Dist., S. S.: Ambler, 10 00 

W. Dist., S. S.: Hooversville, 20 00 

Total for the month, $ 36 00 

Total previously reported, 97 70 

Total for the year, $ 133 70 

California— $32.80 

No. Dist., Cong.: Modesto, $18.80; D. V. 
B. S.: Laton, $9; Indv. : D. S. Musselman, 

$5, 32 80 

Illinois— $18.25 

No. Dist., Cong.: Shannon, $4; S. S. : 
Men's Div. of Mustard Seed Class (Mil- 

ledgeville) $14.25, 18 25 

Indiana— $59.00 

No. Dist., Cong.: Camp Creek, $25; S. S.: 
Cyrus Steele's Class (Middlebury) $7; 
" Friendship Bible Class " (1st So. Bend) 
$25, 57 00 

So. Dist., Cong.: Mattie Mathews (Upper 

Fall Creek), 2 00 

Iowa— $30.00 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: A Friend (Dallas 
Center), 25 00 

So. Dist., S. S.: "King's Daughters & 

Sons" (Council Bluffs), 5 00 

Kansas— $5.00 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: Overbrook, 5 00 

Minnesota— $2.00 

Cong.: Lizzie E. Ogg (Root River), ... 2 00 

Nebraska— $2.00 

Cong.: Lincoln, 2 00 

Ohio— $2.00 

So. Dist., Cong.: A Sister (Stone Lick), .. 2 00 

Pennsylvania— $41 1 .91 

E. Dist., Cong.: Richland, $30; S. S. : 
Midway, $21, 51 00 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: No. 86093 (Lewistown), 5 00 

S. E. Dist., Cong.: 1st Phila., $200; Susie 
Marshall (First Phila.) $3; S. S. : Royers- 

ford, $152.91, 355 91 

Washington— $20.50 

Cong.: Yakima, $10.50; M. A. Verbeck 

(Whitestone) $10, 20 50 

West Virginia— $5.00 

First Dist., Cong.: Sister Hewitt (Eglon), 5 00 

Total for the month, $ 588 46 

Total previously reported, 2,757 37 

Total for the year, $ 3,345 83 

Indiana— $25.00 

No. Dist., Cong.: Floyd E. Leeper & Wife 

(Walnut), 25 00 

Maryland— $25.00 

E. Dist., S. S.: " Live Wire " Class (Wood- 
berry (Bait.), 25 00 

Washington— $12.50 

S. S.: Forest Center, 12 50 

Total for the month, $ 62 50 

Total previously reported, 296 25 

Total for the year, $ 358 75 

California— $70.00 

So. Dist., Cong.: Pasadena, $65; Frances 

A. Miller (Los Angeles) $5, 70 00 

Colorado— $37.26 

E. Dist., S. S.: Rocky Ford, 37 26 

Idaho— $36.40 

Cong.: Nampa, $23.50; Nezperce, $5.50; 


Boise Valley, $7.40, 36 40 

Illinois— $49.50 

No. Dist., Cong.: Shannon, $5; Yellow 
Creek, $9; W. W. Peters (Mt. Morris) $2, .. 16 00 

So. Dist., S. S.: Astoria, $31.50; Indv.: 

Martin Brubaker, $2, 33 50 

Indiana— $421.89 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Bachelor Run, $25; 
Markle, $6; Wabash Country, $6.20; Santa 
Fe, $15; Manchester, $76.15; Mexico, $52.80, 181 15 

No. Dist., Cong.: Wawaka, $11.68; New 
Paris, $53.50; Elkhart City, $11; No. Winona, 
$25.23; Plymouth, $10.65; Bethel, $8; Goshen 
City, $34.60; Auburn, $5; No. Liberty, $8; 
Mt. Pleasant, $5; Dora A. Stout (New 
Salem) $4; S. S. : Classes 3 and 4 (Pleasant 
Hill) $15; No. Winona, $25; Cleveland Union, 

$11.56, 228 22 

So. Dist., Cong.: Four Mile, $5; Samuel 
D. & Lina N. Stoner (Ladoga) $1; S. S. : 

Arcadia, $6.52 12 52 

Iowa— $47.93 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. Rozelda Hoover 
(Cedar Rapids) $5; O. L. Hoover (Cedar 
Rapids) $5; S. S.: Men's Class (Dallas 

Center) $24.15, 34 15 

No. Dist., S. S.: Slifer, 5 00 

So. Dist., S. S.: Salem, $7.78; Indv.: Lydia 

J. Bruere, $1, 8 78 

Kansas — $24.22 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: Overbrook, $7.12; 
Effie Steffey (Ozawkie) $1; S. S. : Abilene,. 

$5, 13 12 

S. E. Dist., Cong.: Paint Creek, $3.60; 

Parsons, $7.50, 11 10 

Maryland— $100.94 

E. Dist., Cong.: Middletown Valley, %72; 
Denton, $11.44; Pleasant Hill (Bush Creek) 

$17.50, 100 94 

Michigan— $6.75 

Cong.: Grand Rapids, 6 75 

Minnesota — $15.50 

Cong.: Lewistown, 15 50 

Montana — $15.31 
S. S.: Froid (Grand View) $5; Floren- 

dale, $10.31, 15 31 

Nebraska— $15.44 

Cong.: Bethel, 15 44 

North Dakota— $27.92 
Cong.: Cando, $9.92; Zion (Cando) $15; 

J. W. Schlotman (James River) $3, 27 92 

Ohio— $24.56 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: Olivet, $9.56; Mrs. N. 
A. Schrock (Baltic) $5; S. S.: White Cot- 
tage (Goshen) $10, 24 56 

Oklahoma— $5.92 

S. S.: Paradise Prairie, 5 92 

Oregon— $21.00 

Cong.: Mabel, $16; E. E. Tucker & Fam- 
ily (Weston) $5, 21 00 

Pennsylvania — $399.62 

E. Dist., Cong.: Elizabethtown, $68.58; 
Annville, $80; John Hicks (Huntingdon) $20j. 
S. S. : Myerstown, $47.68; "Busy Bee" 
Class (Myerstown) $10; " Willing Workers " 

Class (Richland) $6, 232 26 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: Spring Run, $13.25; Be- 
ginners Class (Spring Run) $2.75; C. W. S. : 

Spring Run, $10, 26 00 

So. Dist., Cong.: Chas. King (York) $50; 

S. S.: New Fairview, $22.45, 72 45 

W. Dist., Cong.: Red Bank, $4.20; Rock- 
ton, $7.50; Waterford (Ligonier) $7.70; S. 
S.: Glade Run, $19.51; Junior Dept. (Wal- 
nut Grove) $30, 68 91 

Tennes see— $5.00 

Cong.: Mrs. D. T. Keebler (Pleasant Val- 
ley), 5 00 

Virginia— $108.54 
No. Dist., Cong.: Harrisonburg, $38.99; S. 

S.: Cedar Grove (Cooks Creek) $30, 68 99 

Sec. Dist., Cong.: Valley Bethel, $11; 
Moscow, $7.42; S. S. : Barren Ridge, $20.13; 


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Indv.: Valley V. Miller, $1, 39 55 

Washington— $34.12 

Cong.: Omak, $18; No. 86538 (Wenatchee 
Valley) $10; S. S. : Forest Center, $6.12, .. 34 12 

Total for the month, $ 1,467 82 

Total previously reported, . 1,699 81 

Total for the year, $ 3,167 63 


California— $6.00 

No. Dist., Cong.: No. 86738 (Laton), ... 6 00 

Michigan— $1.00 

Indv.: Unknown donor of Brutus, 1 00 

Total for the month, $ 7 00 

Total previously reported, 23 00 

Total for the year, $ 30 00 

Oregon— $5.00 

Cong.: Mrs. Alice S. Christlieb (Grants 
Pass), 500 

Total for the month, $ 5 00 

Total previously reported, 147 79 

Total for the year, $ 152 79 


California— $29.60 

No. Dist., Cong.: Patterson, 29 60 

Illinois— $214.77 

No. Dist., Cong.: Elgin, $142; Polo, $72.77, 214 77 
Indiana — $305.30 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: W. Manchester, $87.12; 
Santa Fe, $14.17, 10129 

No. Dist., Cong.: Ft. Wayne, $50; Rock 
Run, $56.15; New Paris, $83.50, 189 65 

So. Dist., Cong.: White, $13.23; S. S.: 

White, $1.13, 14 36 

Iowa— $63.00 

So. Dist., Cong. : English River, ^63, . . 63 00 
Maryland— $120.00 

E. Dist., Cong.: Washington City, $20; 

New Windsor (Pipe Creek) $100, 120 00 

Minnesota — $3.00 

Cong.: John Kaiser (Minneapolis), 3 00 

Missouri— $40.60 

No. Dist., Cong. & S. S.: Shelby, 2160 

S. W. Dist., Cong.: Fairview, 19 00 

Nebraska— $17.00 

Cong.: Omaha, 17 00 

Ohio— $159.29 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: E. Chippewa, 5 00 

N. W. Dist., Cong.: Ross, $18.50; C. W. S. : 
Fostoria, $6.79, 25 29 

So. Dist., Cong.: Poplar Grove, $94; E. 

S. Petry (Ft. McKinley) $35, 129 00 

Oregon — $5.50 

Cong. : Portland 5 50 

Pennsylvania— $426.70 

E. Dist., Cong.: Maiden Creek, 22 00 

So. Dist., Cong.: Waynesboro, $243.70; 
Huntsdale, $46, 289 70 

W. Dist., Cong.: Sipesville, $110; J. W. 

Summy (Mt. Joy) $5, 115 00 

Virginia— $494.75 

First Dist., Cong.: Cloverdale, 90 93 

No. Dist., Cong.: Linville Creek, $21.50; 
Greenmount, $37.50; Cooks Creek, $27.50; 
Frank Stultz & Wife (Crab Run) (Upper 
Lost River) $20, 106 50 

Sec. Dist., Cong.: Bridgewater, 297 32 

Washington— $31 .00 

Cong.: No. Spokane, $16; Owen Kintner 
(Wenatchee Valley) $15, 3100 

Total for the month, $ 1,910 51 

Total previously reported, 51,203 19 

Total for the year, $53,113 70 

Colorado— $4.78 

E. Dist., S. S.: Rocky Ford, 4 78 

Indiana— $11.00 

So. Dist., Cong.: Four Mile, 1100 

Iowa— $15.00 

So. Dist., S. S.: Liberty ville, 15 00 

Ohio— $2.00 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: H. M. Hoff & Wife 

(Chippewa), 2 00 

Pennsylvania — $7.70 

W. Dist., Cong. : Waterford (Ligonier), 7 70 

Total for the month, $ 40 48 

Total previously reported, 212 21 

Total for the year, $ 252 69 

California— $947.00 

So. Dist., La Verne Cong, for E. D. Vani- 
man & Wife, L. A. Blickenstaff & Wife and 
John I. Kaylor, $578.25; Long Beach S. S. 
for Lucile Heckman, $200; S. S.'s for C. 

C. Heckman, $168.75 947 00 

Colorado— $300.00 

E. Dist., S. G. Nickey (McClave) for Dr. 

Barbara M. Nickey, 300 00 

Idaho— $24.19 

Fruitland S. S. for Dr. D. L. Horning, . . 24 19 

Illinois— $418.75 

No. Dist., First Chicago S. S. for F. 
E. Mallott, $168.75; S. S.'s for Kathryn 

Garner, $250, 418 75 

Indiana— $587.40 

Mid. Dist., Manchester College S. S. (Man- 
chester) for Laura J. Shock, $250; Pipe 
Creek S. S. for Anna M. Forney, $10, .... 260 00 

So. Dist., Buck Creek Cong. & S. S. for 
Nettie B. Summer, $145; S. S.'s for W. J. 

Heisey, $182.40, 327 40 

Iowa— $706.81 

No. Dist., So. Waterloo S. S. for Jennie 
Miller, $250; " Loyal Helpers " Class (So. 
Waterloo) for Josephine Miller, $50; Inter- 
mediate & Junior Depts., So. Waterloo for 
Marjorie Miller, $45; Primary Dept., So. 
Waterloo for Lorita Shull, $45; C. W. S. and 
Aid Soc, So. Waterloo for A. S. B. Miller, 
$250, 640 00 

So. Dist., No. English S. S. for Nettie 

Senger, 66 81 

Kansas— $179.65 

S. E. Dist., Scott Valley Cong., $18.55; 
Osage Cong., $40; Galesburg Cong., $42.30; 
Parsons S. S., $3.40; Osage S. S., $10;" 
Osage Aid Soc, $10 (for Mrs. E. H. Eby), 124 25 

S. W. Dist., Bloom Cong., $17.15; Newton 
City Cong.: $18.25; Hutchinson Cong., $20 

(for F. H. Crumpacker), 55 40 

Mary land— $221 .00 

Mid. Dist., S. S.'s for H. P. Garner and 

B. F. Summer, 22100 

Missouri— $125.00 

Mid. Dist., Warrensburg City Cong, for 
Jennie Mohler, $25; So. Warrensburg Cong. 

for Jennie Mohler, $100, 125 00 

Nebraska— $69.36 

Bethel Cong, for R. C. Flory, 69 36 

Ohio— $917.80 

N. E. Dist., Hartville Cong, for Anna 
Brumbaugh, $118.65; Olivet S. S. for A. D. 
Helser, $110.69, 229 34 

N. W. Dist., Lick Creek Cong, for Eliza- 
beth Kintner, $50; H. A. Throne & Wife 
(Silver Creek) for Chalmer Shull, $120; 
Pleasant View S. S. for Ellen H. Wagoner, 
$250, 420 00 

So. Dist., Trotwood Cong, for Elizabeth 
Oberholtzer, $123.08; Salem Cong, for Min- 
nie Bright, $78; Bethel S. S. : (Salem) for 

Minnie F. Bright, $67.38, 268 46 

Pennsylvania— $3,197.10 

E. Dist., S. S.'s for Kathryn Ziegler, .. 500 00 
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Supported in Whole or in Part by Funds Administered by the General Mission Board 
With the Year They Entered Service 

Spanhusvagen 38, Malmb, 

Graybill, J. F., 1911 
Graybill, Alice M., 1911 
Buckingham, Ida, 1913 


Ping Ting Hsien, Shansi, 

Baker, Elizabeth, 1922 
Bright, J. Homer, 1911 
Bright, Minnie F., 1911 
Brubaker, Leland S., 1924 
Brubaker, Marie Woody, 

Clapper, V. Grace, 1917 
Coffman, Dr. Carl, 1921 
Dunning, Ada, 1922 
Flory, Byron M., 1917 
Flory, Nora, 1917 
Flory, Edna R., 1917 
Horning, Emma, 1903 
Kreps, Esther E., 1924 
Neher, Minneva T-, 1924 
Smith, W. Harlan, 1920 
Smith, Frances Sheller. 1920 
Sollenberger, O. C, 1919 
Sollenberger, Hazel C, 1919 
Vaniman, Ernest D., 1913 
Vaniman, Susie C, 1913 
Wampler, Dr. Fred J., 1913 
Wampler, Rebecca C, 1913 
Liao Chou, Shansi, China 
Flory, Raymond, 1914 
Flory, Lizzie N., 1914 
Horning, Dr. D. L., 1919 
Horning, Martha D., 1919 
Hutchison, Anna, 1913 
Oberholtzer, I. E., 1916 
Oberholtzer, Eliz. W., 1916 
Senger, Nettie M., 1916 
Seese, Norman A., 1917 
Seese, Anna, 1917 
Shock, Laura J., 1916 

Shou Yang, Shansi, China 

Cline, Mary E.. 1920 
Heisey, Walter J., 1917 
Heisey, Sue R., 1917 
Schaeffer, Mary, 1917 

Tai Yuan, care of Y. M. C. 
A., Shansi, China 

Myers, Minor M., 1919 
Myers, Sara Z., 1919 
Ikenberry, E. L., 1922 
Ikenberry, Olivia Dickens, 

Ullom, Lulu, 1919 
On Furlough 
Bowman, Samuel B., 5802 

Maryland Ave., Chicago, 

111., 1918 
Bowman. Pearl S., _ 5802 

Maryland Ave., Chicago, 

111., 1918 
Cripe, Winnie E., 3538 Con- 
gress St., Chicago, 111., 


Crumpacker, F. H., Elgin, 
111., 1908 

Crumpacker, Anna N., El- 
gin, 111., 1908 

Metzger, Minerva, Ross- 
ville, Ind., 1910 

Pollock, Myrtle, McPher- 
son, Kans., 1917 


Garkida, Nigeria, West Af- 
rica, via Jos, Nafada & Biu 

Burke, Dr. Homer L., 1923 
Burke, Marguerite Shrock, 

Beahm, William M., 1924 
Beahm, Esther Eisenbise. 

Heckman, Clarence C, 1924 
Heckman, Lucile Gibson, 

Mallott, Floyd, 1924 
Mallott, Ruth Blocher, 1924 
On Furlough 

Helser, A. D., Thornville, 

Ohio, 1922 
Helser, Lola B., Thornville, 

Ohio, 1923 
Kulp, H. Stover. Pottstown, 

Pa., R. 3., 1922 

Ahwa, Dangs, India 

Garner, H. P., 1916 
Garner, Kathryn B., 1916 
Shull, Chalmer, 1919 
Shull, Mary S., 1919 
Anklesvar, Broach Dist., India 
Long, I. S., 1903 
Long, Effie V., 1903 
Miller, Arthur S. B., 1919 
Miller, Jennie B., 1919 
Miller, Sadie J., 1903 
Moomaw, I. W., 1923 
Moomaw, Mabel Winger, 

Shickel, Elsie, 1921 
Bulsar, Surat Dist., India 
Blickenstaff, Lynn A., 1920 
Blickenstaff, Mary B., 1920 
Blickenstaff, Verna M., 1919 
Cottrell, Dr. A. Raymond, 

Cottrell, Dr. Laura M., 1913 
Kintner, Elizabeth, 1919 
Mohler, Jennie. 1916 
Wagoner, J. Elmer, 1919 
Wagoner, Ellen H., 1919 
Dahanu, Thana Dist., India 
Butterbaugh, Andrew G., 

Butterbaugh, Bertha L., 

Ebbert, Ella, 1917 
Metzger, Dr. Ida, 1925 
Xickey, Dr. Barbara M., 

Royer, B. Mary, 1913 

Jalalpor, Surat Dist., India 

Forney, D. L., 1897 
Forney, Anna M., 1897 
Miller, Eliza B., 1900 

Vada, Thana Dist., India 

Brumbaugh, Anna B., 1919 
Ebey, Adam, 1900 
Ebey, Alice K., 1900 
Kaylor, John I., 1911 
Kaylor, Ina M., 1921 
Swartz, Goldie E., 1916 

Palghar, Thana Dist., India 

Hollenberg, Fred M., 1919 
Hollenberg, Nora R., 1919 

Post Umalla, via Anklesvar, 

Lichty, D. J., 1902 
Lichty, Anna Eby, 1912 
Summer, Benjamin F., 1919 
Summer, Nettie B., 1919 
Widdowson, Olive, 1912 
Ziegler, Kathryn, 1908 

Vyara, via Surat Dist., India 

Blough, J. M., 1903 
Blough, Anna Z., 1903 
Brooks, Harlan J., 1924 
Brooks, Ruth F., 1924 
Grisso, Lillian, 1917 
Mow, Anetta, 1917 
Mow, Baxter M., 1923 
Mow, Anna Beahm, 1923 
Wolf. L. Mae, 1922 
Woods, Beulah, 1924 

On Furlough 

Alley, Howard L., 3435 
Van Buren St., Chicago, 
111., 1917 

Alley, Hattie Z., 3435 Van 
Buren St., Chicago, 1917 

Eby, E. H, McPherson, 
Kans., 1904 

Eby, Emma H., McPherson, 
Kans., 1904 

Hoffert, A. T.. 3435 Van 
Buren St., Chicago, 111., 

Replogle. Sara, New Enter- 
prise, Pa., 1919 

Shumaker, Ida C, Meyers- 
dale, Pa., 1910 


Church of the Brethren In- 
dustrial School, Geer, Va. 

Wampler, Nelie, 1922 
Bolinger, Amsey 1922 
Bolinger, Florence, 1922 


Fort Worth, Texas, 
Horner, W. J., 1922 

Greene County, Pirkey, Va., 
H. C. Early 

Piney Flats, Tenn., 
Ralph White, 1923 

Please Notice. — Postage on letters to our missionaries is 5c for each ounce or fraction £»£> 
thereof and 3c for each additional ounce or fraction. ~p£ 



Children's Rights 

By ties of blood and affection our children have natural 
inheritance claim on our property. The State of Louisiana 
provides by law that children cannot be disinherited (ex- 
cept for a few causes fixed by law) and they are designated 
as " forced heirs." This principle is traceable to early 
Roman law. In ancient Rome a man attempting to 
disinherit his issue was taken in charge as a lunatic. But 
today in most States the law permits disinheriting heirs at 
law as an individual liberty. 

But why are children sometimes disinherited? In most 
cases children had in some way dishonored their parents — ■ 
had broken the Fifth Commandment ; perchance it may be 
because they are spendthrifts or, equally unfortunate, un- 
trained to handle inherited property. 


A wise brother (now dead) some years ago had 
solved the problem in the following manner of leaving 
his wealth to his children, who perhaps did not acquire 
their father's wisdom in financial matters. He turned 
over his property to our Board which executed bonds 
for each child's share — and, at that, each child was a 
" grown-up." Now all of these children get an an- 
nuity from the Board as long as they live, and not 
until the time of their deaths, severally, will the Board 
get the use of each child's share for missions. 

What we arranged for this brother, and some others 
in a similar way, we can do for you if you have doubts 
as to the wisdom of leaving property outright to heirs- 
at-law who may lose what you have so carefully gar- 
nered through many years. 

It zvill do no harm to get our booklet explaining 
our Annuity Plan. Just ask for Booklet V236. 





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History of the United Student Volunteers 

of the Church of the Brethren - - Elgin 5. Moyer 

On the King's Business /. B. Emmert 

Joy of Service - /. S. Long, Dr. Carl Coffman, A lice King Ebey 

Why I Went to the Field /. F. Graybill 

Why Did I Come to China? - Emma Horning 

Why 1 Want to Go to the Foreign Field 

George Griffith, Orville Hersch 

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Kans. 1926. "• SPENSER MINNICH, Educational Secre- 

a n t»t /-VTT/-TT \xt j. i t 1 fwi tai T and Editor Missionary Visitor. 

A. P. BLOUGH, Waterloo, Iowa, 1929. 

H. H. NYE, Elizabethtown, Pa., 1927. M. R. ZIGLER, Home Mission Secretary. 

LEVI GARST, Salem, Va., R. 1, 1930. CLYDE M. CULP, Treasurer. 

The date indicates the year when Board Members' terms expire. 
All correspondence for the Board should be addressed to Elgin, 111. 



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General Mission Board, either direct or through any congregational collection, provided the 
two dollars or more are given by one individual and in no way combined with another's 
gift. Different members of the same family may each give two dollars or more, and extra 
subscriptions, thus secured, may upon request be sent to persons who th." know will be 
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Kindly notice, however, that these subscription terms do not include a subscription for 
every two dollar donation, but a subscription for each donation of two dollars or more, no 
matter how large the donation. 

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Committee to raise missionary money, and upon their request annually, the Visitor will be 
sent to ministers of the Church of the Brethren. 

To insure delivery of paper, prompt notice of change of address should be given. When 
asking change of address, give old address as well as new. Please order paper each year 
if. possible under the same name as in the previous year. 

Address all communications regarding subscriptions and make remittances payable to 

Entered as second class matter at the postoffice of Elgin, Illinois. 

Acceptance for mailing at special rate of postage provided for in section 1103, Act of 
October 3, 1917, authorized Aug. 20, 1918. 

A Neglected Duty 

71 yjOST OF US who have property intend to give something 
/l/f to the Lord's work; but often it is not done because of 
**■ ^ neglect. The result is we often contribute to things not 
desired. Good families have been divided and channels of sin 
reenforced by this neglect. Our property represents that much 
of pur life and God's work should share in the fruit of our years. 
This can be done by gifts, annuities and wills; or by special con- 
tract. The GENERAL MISSION BOARD is made responsible 
for the world-wide work of the church — don't forget this work. 

Jl Form of Bequest 

I give and bequeath to the General Mission Board of the 
Church of the Brethren, a corporation of the State of Illinois with 
headquarters at Elgin, Kane County, Illinois, their successors and 

assigns, forever, the sum of dollars, 

to be used for the purpose of said Board as specified in their 

Mission Annuity Bonds is a booklet of information you ought 
to have. It is free. 

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Published Monthly by the Church of the Brethren Through Her General Mission Board 

Volume XXVIII 

APRIL. 1926 

No. 4 



Secure the Power Which Is Yours for the Asking, By Clara Harper,.. 97 


A History of the United Student Volunteers of the Church of the 

Brethren, By Elgin Moyer, 98 

On the King's Business, By J. B. Emmert, 102 

Why I Went to the Field, By J. F. Graybill, 104 

Why Did I Come to China? By Emma Horning, 105 

The Joy of Service, By I. S. Long, 106 

Joy of Service, By Alice King Ebev, 107 

Joy of Service, By Carl Coffman, M. D., 108 

Why I Want to Go to the Foreign Field, By George Griffiths 109 

Why I Want to Go to the Foreign Field, By O. P. Hersch, 110 

China Notes, By Mrs. Leland Brubaker, Ill 

India Notes, By J. M. Blough, 113 

India Notes, By Kathryn B. Garner, 114 


A Missionary Program by the Spring Run Church in Pennsylvania, ..115 
Book Reviews, 115 


The Woman Missionary, By Minerva Metzger, 117 


The Junior Mission League, 118 

By the Evening Lamp, 119 



The Visitor editor is greatly indebted to the 
Student Volunteers of the Church and in particular 
to Miss Clara Harper, vice-president of the 
United Student Volunteers, for the material they 
have supplied for this Student Volunteer Number of 
the Visitor. For a number of years the April 
issue has been devoted to the Volunteer movement. 
The files of April Visitors furnish good historical 
data on this subject. We are especially indebted 
in this issue to Prof. Elgin Moyer for the historical 
survey of the Church of the Brethren Volunteer 

Secure the Power Which Is Yours for the 

On every hand we see the wonderful 
manifestations of God's great power. God 
has worked his plans through man in a 
marvelous way, yet there are many untapped 
resources to be developed. God alone knows 

what the next fifty or one hundred years 
will bring forth. 

Today we push a button and all kinds of 
machinery "are set in motion. We do not 
understand all about this great thing we 
call electricity, yet we recognize and use 
its great power. 

In our Christian experience have we 
learned to turn the switch to the power 
house of God, where we can receive untold 
blessings and experiences in our life through 
prayer? We should have the channel clear 
of sin and obstructions that hinder direct 
communion with God. 

Some of the switches we can use are : 
Consistent, conscientious Bible study; quiet 

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meditation (where we listen to God speak 
to our souls), simple faith and trust; early 
morning prayer, where we meet God face 
to face before we meet our fellow-men, or 
before we get absorbed in our daily task; 
controlled will, submissive to the divine will. 
Everyone has a chance to use these five 
switches. Just use the spiritual radio and 
receive the power from God which he is 
w r aiting to give you. Clara Harper. 


Ada S. Young, E. Petersburg, Pa., 
Oct. 13, 1925. 

Norman Wilson, Martinsburg, W. 
Va., July 8, 1925. 

Albert Main, Mount Airy, Md. 

A History of the United Student Volunteers 
of the Church of the Brethren 

Professor of Church History and Missions, Bethany Bible School 

the missionary needs of the world. This 
foreign volunteer mission group has been 
immortalized by the term, " Haystack Pray- 
er Meeting," by the monument that marks 
the historic spot, by the history, life and 
works of Mills, Richard, and Hall, and by 
the heroic life of Judson, who later joined 
in with the ideals and hopes of that little 
consecrated band. That voluntary offering 
of life was the beginning of the great for- 
eign missionary work of the American 
churches of the last century. 

In 1886, many years after the American 
churches were on the field of action, after 
missionaries had gone to nearly all the 
countries of the globe, at a missionary con- 
ference at Northfield, Mass., a few men 
felt the challenge and heard the call to 
dedicate themselves in a larger way, and 
to offer themselves unreservedly for foreign 
missionary service. This was the beginning 
of the Student Volunteer Movement, an in- 
terdenominational movement to help young 
people in the churches to dedicate them- 
selves to foreign missionary service, and to 
help them hold true to their purpose when 
once they felt the call to the world task. 
This movement, though started late, has 
been instrumental in inspiring and helping 
to train for world-wide service thousands of 
the best young folks to be found anywhere. 
Several thousands of these volunteers have 
sailed to foreign soil to assist in proclaim- 
ing the name of Christ to those who know 
him not. 

Likewise in the Church of the Brethren 

IN 1540 the Jesuit missionaries started 
on their world-renowned missionary ac- 
tivity. A missionary order was formed 
by Loyola, Xavier and others. Xavier went 
out from this group as the first foreign mis- 
sionary from the order. But the order con- 
tinued to receive and train other volun- 
teers for missionary service for the Catholic 
Church. This order has been a great train- 
ing ground and inspiration center for the 
hundreds of Jesuit missionaries who have 
gone out to all parts of the world from 
this missionary training school. 

In 1806, only a few years after Carey, 
Marshman, and Ward had gone to India 
from England, a little group of men in Wil- 
liams College, in the United States, were 
wont to meet for prayer and discussion of 



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we had a constructive and active program 
of missions, and missionaries were in Scan- 
dinavia, India, and China before a gen- 
eral Volunteer Band was organized. In 
the different colleges for years there had 
been local volunteer bands, and one or 
two attempts had been made to start a 
general organization in the church. But 
no permanent organization was effected until 

However, ten years previous to this, in 
1904, when D. W. Kurtz was in Juniata, 
and F. H. Crumpacker, E. H. Eby, and J. 
H. B. Williams were in McPherson, the 
Juniata band conceived the idea of form- 
ing a union of all the volunteer bands of 
the Brethren colleges. They formulated a 
plan of organization and wrote to each of 
the colleges. They had hoped to have meet- 
ings each year at Annual Conference. In 
fact, officers were elected for the organiza- 
tion. But the following year those students 
at Juniata and McPherson who were es- 
pecially interested in the project were 
graduated from college. The organization, 
receiving little encouragement from outside, 
soon ceased to function. Thus the history 
of this first effort was of short duration. 

The present organization had its real 
beginning during the school year of 1913-14, 
when several of the volunteers at Man- 
chester College felt the need of binding 
together the volunteers of the different col- 
leges in one united effort. They were dis- 
cussing the expediency and urgency of at- 
tempting to effect within the Church of the 
Brethren an organization similar to and in 
the spirit of the volunteer movement or- 
ganized twenty-five years before at North- 
field. These discussions bore fruit. Before 
the end of the year the Volunteer Band of 
Manchester College appointed one of its 
number to correspond with all the other 
colleges and Bible School Volunteer Bands, 
to ascertain what their interest would be 
in this regard. The bands were all favorable. 
In fact, one of the leading members of the 
Lordsburg (La Verne) Band had been think- 
ing along the same line. 

Since the Manchester Band had taken the 
initiative in seeking the information and in 
creating this interest, this same band as- 
sumed the responsibility of asking each 
local band to send a representative to Con- 

ference at Winona. At an appointed time 
the representatives were summoned to a 
preliminary meeting to talk over the project 
and perhaps to organize. 

The result of this gathering was the forma- 
tion of a temporary organization, the writer 
being chosen temporary president. A con- 
stitutional committee, consisting of repre- 
sentatives from several of the local bands, 
was appointed. This committee met at this 
Conference, and worked out the general out- 
line of a constitution. The constitution was 
completed by correspondence, ratified by the 
various bands during the year, and accepted 
by the United Student Volunteers at the 
Conference held at Seattle, Wash., in June, 

A paragraph of the first meeting reads 
as follows : 

The first meeting of the United Student Volun- 
teers of the Church of the Brethren was held at 
the Annual Conference of 1914. The meeting was 
held in the Science Hall of the University of 
Washington, on June 21, 1914, at 5: '30 P. M. The 
meeting was opened with the song, " I Gave My 
Life for Thee "; the Scripture lesson, Isa. 6: 5-8, 
Luke 24: 49; and Matt. 28: 19, 20 was read by 
the president pro tern, and prayer was offered by 
Bro. S. S. Blough." 

Thus, on June 21, 1914, the United Student 
Volunteers of the Church of the Brethren 
was born. The officers elected for the en- 
suing year were: Elgin S. Moyer, president; 
Holly P. Garner and Benjamin Summer, 
first and second vice-presidents ; and Lillian 
C. Manaham, secretary-treasurer. Commit- 
tees were duly appointed to care for the 
work of the ensuing year and for the pro- 
gram at the next Annual Conference. Bro. 
Galen B. Royer, then secretary of the Gen- 
eral Mission Board, and Bro. A. W. Ross, 
missionary from India, spoke to the volun- 
teers on this occasion. Thus ended the first 
regular meeting of the United Student Volun- 
teers a little more than a decade ago. 

The declaration for active membership in 
the movement as first accepted reads as 
follows : 

" Whereas, my acceptance of Jesus Christ has 
brought me pardon and peace and responsibility, 
and my study of his Word and of the field has 
confirmed my conviction that the Gospel is the 
power of God unto salvation; I hereby dedicate 
myself to special missionary service in whatever 
way God may direct, at any time, in any place, at 
any cost." 

Until the first of June, 1915, 199 volun- 
teers had signed the declaration and sent 
their cards to the secretary. 


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Sent to Foreign Fields Since 1 894 

The figures at the top represent the years and the figures 
to the left represent the number of missionaries sent. Of 
those sent 125 are now in the service, 1 3 have gone to la- 
bor in the next world and 38 have returned home for one 
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At the second meeting of the U. S. V., at 
Hershey, Pa., several amendments were 
made to the constitution. In one of these 
amendments the organization adopted as 
its declaration for its foreign volunteers the 
declaration of the Student Volunteer Move- 
ment : " It is my purpose, if God permit, to 
become a foreign missionary." 

This statement has remained the declara- 
tion for the foreign volunteers. But the 
general declaration some time later was 
changed to read as follows : " It is my pur- 
pose under God's guidance to devote my life 
without reserve to a distinctively Christian 

Two or three years ago the following 
statement was adopted as the declaration of 
the Stewardship Volunteers, those who 
wished to pledge their financial coopera- 
tion on a missionary basis : " It is my pur- 
pose, under God's guidance, to devote my 
life without reserve as a Christian steward 
in sharing equally with the missionaries the 
task of world evangelization." 

For some time a few of the missionaries, 
members of the board, and volunteers, had 
been realizing the need of having some one 

to visit the different college bands and seek 
to create a greater degree of cooperation 
and unity of purpose and effort among the 
volunteers. The various bands needed some 
agency to tie them in a still closer bond 
of fellowship and understanding. This need 
was supplied in 1917 in a decision to elect 
and send out a traveling secretary tp the 
bands in the various schools. Bro. Merlin 
G. Miller was chosen as the first traveling 
secretary of the U. S. V. The plan proved 
to be so successful and helpful that a travel- 
ing secretary has been sent out among the 
different bands each year since. These visits 
among the colleges year by year have been 
a source of much inspiration and have done 
much to maintain a spirit of cooperation 
and good will, as well as real Christian fel- 
lowship and uniform methods and ideals 
among volunteers of the Brotherhood. 

The work of the United Student Volun- 
teers year by year was becoming more and 
more complex, and the educational oppor- 
tunities for the organization were growing 
and demanding more consideration. To meet 
these needs, in 1919 an educational secre- 
tary was elected. This office has come to 


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be one of the very important features of 
the organization. Recently, however, the 
vice-president has been charged with the 
duties of the educational secretary, thus 
eliminating one officer and yet providing 
for the important work. 

Each year since the organization in 1914 
the volunteers have given one or more public 
programs at Conference. These programs 
have been helpful and inspirational to the 
members of the organization, and have helped 
the church better to understand the pur- 
pose and consecration of the volunteers in 
our schools. 

Since 1918 the volunteers each year have 
financially obligated themselves to carry out 
some project. Each local band has made 
itself responsible for a certain amount. The 
various projects thus far carried out have 
been: 1918-19, India Manual Arts Building; 
1919-20, Ping Ting Hospital equipment ; 1920- 
21 and 1921-22, India Mission Farm; 1922-23 
and 1923-24, China Boys' School; 1924-25, 
Vyara evangelistic work; 1925-26, China edu- 
cation and student pastor. 

The various bands have responded nobly 
to these attempts, and this actual demonstra- 
tion of missionary loyalty has had a whole- 
some influence upon the local bands and 
upon the U. S. V., as well as upon the entire 
church constituency. The church has been 
made to realize that the young folks who 
are in training and who are volunteering 
for missionary service are in earnest, and 
purpose to see the missionary program pro- 
gress at any cost. 

Since in the last few years the board has 
not been well supported financially, it has 
been rather discouraging and even discon- 
certing to the volunteers. Many have be- 
come unsettled in their convictions. Some 
have gone into other pursuits ; others have 
not accepted the challenge to become volun- 
teers ; and others have changed their plans 
from distinctively foreign work to that of 
the home field. And yet not a few have 
held tenaciously true to their former purpose 
and call, to go to the foreign field. The 
number of volunteers who have gone dur- 
ing these years has not been large. But 
the volunteers during this time of waiting 
have done some splendid work on the home 
base, so the financial deficit has had some 
wholesome as well as unfavorable results. 

It has been a sifting and testing time. It 
has made volunteers more careful to seek 
God's will. It has been a challenge to some 
to follow closely God's leading in spite of 
adversity and uncertainty. It has helped the 
volunteers to see more clearly God's harvest 
field as one great field and not a field of 
divided interests. What we sometimes call 
the home field is, after all, only a different 
section of God's field of service. The volun- 
teers are learning more and more that 
full consecration to and cooperation with 
God means willingness to work anywhere 
there is a need. If the volunteers continue 
to maintain, optimistically and trustingly, 
their high morals, the future of the organiza- 
tion cannot but mean much to the mission- 
ary cause of the Church of the Brethren 
and to the entire Christian world. 

In this little history the list of the presi- 
dents and traveling secretaries of the U. S. 
V. organization may be of interest. It 
reads as follows : Elgin S. Moyer, temporary 
president, 1913-14, and regular president, 
1914 to 1916; Floyd I. Irvin, 1916 to 1918; 
Forest B. Statler, 1918 to 1920; A. D. Helser, 
1920-21; George Griffith, 1921-22; Leland S. 
Brubaker, 1922-23; Guy West, 1924-25; C. 
O. Miller, 1925-26. The traveling secretaries 
are as follows: Merlin G. Miller, 1917-18; 
Chalmer G. Shull, 1918-19; A. D. Helser, 
1919-20; C. H. Shamberger, 1920-21; Minneva 
Neher, 1921-22; William Beahm, 1922-23; 
Leland Brubaker, 1923-24; Leroy Dudrow, 
1924-25; Maynard Cassady, 1925-26. 

Some of the people who were active 
officers and promoters in the movement, and 
went to the foreign field in active service : 
Holly P. Garner, Samuel Bowman, Lillian 
Grisso, Anetta Mow, Chalmer G. Shull, An- 
na Beahm Mow, Anna Brumbaugh Seese, 
M. M. Myers, A. D. Helser, Minneva Neher, 
Ruth Royer Kulp, William Beahm, Leland 
Brubaker, Ruth Forney Brooks. 

What a noble work these and other 
earnest volunteers have done in actual serv- 
ice! While they are laboring abroad, an- 
other large group have been detained from 
going, and are now giving of their life's 
energy and devotion in the service on this 
side of the waters. Truly, the volunteers of 
the Church of the Brethren have made and 
are making real progress in behalf of the 

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On the King's Business 

A Former Close Associate of Bro. J. M. Blough on the India Field 

EACH one should decide for himself 
without knowing what the others will 
do." Such a remark - was made by 
one of a little group of students at Juniata 
one Sunday night in '99. For weeks they 
had been working on a pledge, and now it 
was ready. Each knew well its meaning. It 
was the hour of decision, solemn, sacred. 
Life, ambitions, careers, were to be dedicated 
to God in unselfish service. Would they 
do it? Could they? As they hesitated, some 
one whispered, " Let us 
pray first." Tensest mo- 
ments passed as each soul 
in silence and alone met and 
answered his Lord. When 
the little company broke up 
that night among others 
was the name of Jacob M. 
Blough signed to the 
pledge, " It is my purpose, 
if God permit, to be a mis- 
sionary; as to whether it 
be at home or abroad, I 
await the further leading of 
the Spirit." Life events 
have been many since that 
memorable night, but the 
solemn dedication of life 
has persisted through twen- 
ty-two years of brilliant ac- 
complishments in India. 

J. M. (for that is what all 
his friends call him) brought 
to his life work a strong, 
well-developed body, with muscles finely 
correlated and skilled to do their part in 
work or play. Athletics, as such, never 
claimed much of his time, but it is with 
keenest interest and relish that he throws 
himself into a game of tennis or badminton. 
His interest in any task is tense, and all his 
powers are thrown into it, whether it be a 
simple game with the school-children, or 
dealing with the perplexing problems of mis- 
sionary statesmanship. Not less remarkable 
is his power of adaptation, which has served 
him well, as he has been forced to face tasks 
of many sorts, such as caring for sick, 

J. M. Blough 

A man who has proved 
himself efficient. Has 

splendid executive ability, 
good humor, memory, 
power o f adaptation. 
Wins friends wheever he 

ferreting out a solution to some intricate 
community fracas, planning a church build- 
ing, organizing a missionary campaign or 
presiding at a great missionary council. He 
has a tremendous capacity for work and 
quietly, persistently uses it. He is never 
seen in a flurry, nor is he behind in his 
work. His desk is cleared when eve- 
ning comes and ten o'clock finds him ready 
to retire for peaceful rest. 
His is a keen, alert mind with a retentive 
memory and an insatiable 
desire to know. The ladies 
used to say his curiosity 
bump was big. One time 
during his first year in India 
it held him for hours by the 
roadside, watching a n 
Indian jury hold an inquest 
over the body of a woman 
who had been run down 
by a racing oxcart in a 
wedding procession. An- 
other time it sent him 
scampering into a tree in 
the rear of the mission com- 
pound to see a group of 
Indians worship a bush. 
But this desire to know and 
to know accurately serves 
equally well in the serious 
duties of a missionary ca- 
reer. Acquiring an Indian 
language seems to most mis- 
sionary recruits an endless 
task and a bore. To him it was comparative- 
ly easy, and even a pleasure. Brilliant lan- 
guage work in college days gave him a de- 
cided advantage. He knew the approach 
and the goal. He used to sit for hours talk- 
ing to a little blind boy. It was a rare 
pleasure to the boy; real study and advance- 
ment for the man. His first sermon in the 
vernacular was ably preached after only six 
months of study ; the preparation, writing 
and publishing of a Sunday-school Quarterly 
in the vernacular were attempted and ac- 
complished even during his missionary ap- 
prenticeship. He infused new life into the 


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Bulsar mission schools, organized a train- 
ing department as a source of supply of 
future teachers, and through the years has 
been one of those most interested in the 
educational work of the mission. 

There is always a quiet confidence and 
assurance about him that begets a similar 
feeling in others. This probably explains 
why missionaries and Indians alike enjoy 
coming to T. M. for consultation and to get 
light on puzzling problems. There is no 
tendency to rash or superficial judgment, but 
always time to set down the facts, to look 
things squarely in the face and to seek a 
real solution. 

This deep sympathy for others, a willing- 
ness to see their side and to seek their in- 
terests, has been one of his greatest human 
assets as a missionary. Children know it 
as well as do the older ones. I have seen 
boys and at other times girls crowd about 
his desk, evening after evening, to talk to 
him or to watch him do little stunts for 
them or tell them stories. He joked with them, 
tested their wits, or led them in competition 
and contest, and in the process won their 
friendship and gripped their confidence. He 
is often the center of the social circle in 
the mission bungalow, and even the chil- 
dren used to watch with keen de- 
light his special gestures made only when 
overburdened with laughter. This sympa- 
thetic touch is maintained also through the 
mails with a large circle of friends and mis- 
sionaries. His communications are not 
usually long, often on a postcard, and never 
wordy, but always to the point and help- 

Throughout the years Indians of all classes 
have known that in " Blough Sahib " they 
have a friend who, with deep sympathy and 
keen intelligence, considers their side of 
every problem and unselfishly seeks the 
solution of highest interest to all concerned. 
His counsel is persistently sought in local 
church affairs. He has a big place in the 
formation of the policy and in the general 
direction of the mission as a whole, while 
in intermission councils he has long held a 
place of prominence and honor, being at one 
time president of the Provincial Council of 
Missions of Western India, and at present a 
member of its executive committee. 

From boyhood days J. M. has been re- 

ligiously inclined. During college life he 
was regular in attendance on all services in 
the chapel and interested in the special 
religious activities of the students. His de- 
votional life has been regular and consistent. 
The hour for family prayers is as regular in 
his home and as consistently observed as 
the hour for dinner. Excitement, enthusiasm, 
deep emotion are not apparent, and some, 
who do not know him intimately, have 
thought him lacking in spirituality. But if 
spiritual life " is that set of feelings and 
activities that are produced in us by the 
thought that we are in the presence and 
under the care of that Great Person who 
is over all and is the Father of all," then 
Bro. Blough has had a deep spiritual life. 
Faith, loyalty, fellowship, devotion to duty, 
doctrinal correctness have characterized him 
from college days. But none who has had 
the rare privilege of knowing him intimately 
would claim for a moment that there has 
not been growth in these graces. Indeed, 
a growth rapid and decided is marked by 
his intimate friends. Burdens were heavy, 
work was extensive, efficient workers scarce. 
His exceptional capacity for work, together 
with an unbounded willingness to under- 
take as long as strength continued, resulted 
in a physical breakdown. It came rather 
suddenly. Complete rest was imperative ; 
weeks of it extended into long months on 
the hills away from all work and responsi- 
bility. It seemed to be the Lord's own 
way to crowd out duties and interests so 
that He might find a larger place in the 
heart. Nor was such place refused. New 
depths of God's grace were explored, new 
visions of his plans and purposes were 
realized. New fellowship was enjoyed, new 
power in prayer received ; new submission 
and dependence experienced. The lesson 
was a long and hard one, but it was ef- 
fectual. Physical strength has been well- 
nigh fully recovered. Afore care may be 
exercised now in assuming an overload, but 
the deeper tide of spiritual life flows on 
to the rare blessing of all his associates, 
and to the greatly increased efficiency of 
his work. 

He is only one of many men and women 
of God on the mission fields of the Brother- 
hood. They are facing tremendous oppor- 
tunities with equally great tasks to perform. 


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As never before, India's heart is opening 
to receive our Lord the Christ. The Indian 
church is rising in her new-found strength 
and sense of independence. Our mission- 
aries in all our fields are giving their very 
life blood; are expending every ounce of 
their energy to solve their problems, 
to rise to the occasion' that faces 
them, to make full today's contribution to 
the evangelization of their great territories. 
From the home church has gone out the 
cry, " Retrench," and persistent shortage in 
support compels obedience. The church has 
prayed for open doors ; she has cried out 
to God that the Spirit might break down 
the barriers of prejudice, of indifference, of 

misunderstanding. God has heard. Barriers 
are removing. Our missionaries see un- 
paralleled success within reach, but achieve- 
ment is thwarted by a lagging church. Is 
this drag of the Lord? Does he retard and 
hinder and stay progress at so critical a 
moment? Perhaps it is that our mission- 
aries may be forced by disappointment and 
the sight of passing opportunities to throw 
themselves more fully into his bosom for 
consolation and support while we go on en- 
joying the conveniences, comforts, luxuries 
and excesses of " God's country," America, 
but miss, sadly miss, our' opportunity in this 
great turning point in the world's history. 

Why I Went to the Field 

In Charge of Work in Denmark and Sweden 

MY going to the field was the develop- 
ment of a seed sown at my con- 
version, or shortly after. At my 
conversion I not only laid my sins on the 
altar, but my life. I 
now considered that 
I was no longer my 
own ; I belonged to 
the Lord and was 
subject to his com- 
mand and direction. 
Just at this time, 
fifteen years before 
I came to the field, 
the Sunday-school 
lessons were, 
"Studies in the Life 
of Paul." These made a deep impression 
on me as a young Christian. He became 
my ideal. I aimed high with little thought 
of hitting the mark. Whatever I was asked 
to do in Sunday-school or church work, I 
tried to do as best I could with the knowl- 
edge and grace at my command. 

When I was called to the ministry, seven 
years later, the thought at my conversion 
deepened. Now the church laid hands on 
me. If my life belonged to the Lord, it 
was now through the church my life should 
be directed. I felt the great need of prepara- 
tion in order to better serve the Lord in 
the church, and as the way opened I pro- 

ceeded in this. After two years' school 
work, and before my plans along the line 
of preparation were fully executed, I received 
an urgent call as pastor of a needy congrega- 
tion. I accepted the call, with the thought 
of continuing my studies in the Bible Teach- 
ers' Training School in New York. After two 
years I received a call to assist in school 
work at Hebron Seminary. Here we or- 
ganized a Volunteer Band, the infant of the 
United Student Volunteer Movement in our 
church. I was president of this band. This 
naturally deepened my interest in mission 
work, but not with any special aim for the 
foreign field. I tried to ring true to the 
pledge of the band, to do all that lies in one's 
power for the cause of missions. 

We arranged a missionary program in 
connection with the Bible Term at Hebron, 
at which G. B. Royer, then secretary of the 
General Mission Board, delivered an ad- 
dress. He was on a hunt for a man for 
the Scandinavian field. He made a strong 
plea for workers for this field. This climaxed 
my convictions of the past fifteen years. 
After the meeting I went to our room, got 
on my knees and prayed the matter through, 
asking the Lord to direct and open the 
way. Sister Graybill was willing to ac- 
company me to the field if it were the 
Lord's will. Before Bro. Royer left Nokes- 
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our names as applicants for the Scandinavian 
field or any other field the Lord might di- 
rect through the General Mission Board. 
Nine months later we landed in Malmo, 
Sweden, where we now have lived and 
labored the past fourteen years. 

In short, I went to the field because I 
consecrated my life to the Lord at my con- 
version. I tried to live up to my convic- 
tions and allow the Lord to lead me step 
by step, and turned a deaf ear to all induce- 
ments for earthly gain, to be faithful in 
the little things he had for me to perform, 
and wherever he saw fit to use me. This 
was climaxed by the need and the call to 

go. As I look back upon the past twenty- 
nine years of my life in the Master's serv- 
ice, I can see the way he has led. I can 
see the changes that have met us as step- 
ping-stones and as necessary preparation for 
the work the Lord would have us perform. 
I see God's hand in it all. At the time 
I could not understand it, but now I think 
I can, at least in part, understand his lead- 
ing. If we remain faithful, during this period 
of imperfection, to the end, we shall know 
as we are known and fully understand the 
things that now seem mysterious to us. Then 
all whys and wherefores will have their 

Why Did I Come to China? 


Evangelistic Worker, 

Future years, like rosebuds white, 
Hide their fairest from the light. 

Do not force the bud apart, 
Time reveals the fragrant heart. 

THIS is a question I never really under- 
stood until I was home on my second 
furlough. The solution of the ques- 
tion was indeed a precious bit of informa- 
tion to me, as the 
following will re- 

Fifty years ago 
our church had no 
foreign missions 
and there were 
no m i s s i o n a ry 
calls, but from 
childhood I had 
an intense desire 
to be a mission- 
ary. Because of 
mother's health 
we moved in pioneer days to South Dakota, 
where religious opportunities were few and 
the unsaved many. My soul was ever cry- 
ing for more spiritual food and for the 
unsaved all about us. Money was too scarce 
to send east for an evangelist. I wrote a 
story for a $50 prize, promising the Lord the 
money for an evangelist. My child efforts 
failed to get first prize, but the Lord sent 
the evangelist later without the money. 
When our congregation grew too large for 
the little prairie schoolhouse several of us 

Ping Ting, China 

young teachers promised the money from 
our $30 per month salaries, and the Willow 
Creek church of South Dakota was started. 
But I never understood the origin of these 

Literature was scarce in those days, but 
I read every missionary story or book I 
could find with the deepest interest. When 
I went to Mt. Morris I joined the Mission- 
ary Society at the first opportunity. One 
day Prof. Royer called me to his office and 
told me not to be in a hurry about getting 
married, for I was to be a missionary. I 
wondered how he knew. When I returned 
home to teach again, the State District 
Secretary repeatedly asked me to take up 
rescue work in Minneapolis, but I said I 
must get a college education. 

At McPherson I found the Volunteer Band 
started, with such students as Enoch Eby 
and F. H. Crumpacker as volunteers. I 
needed no second invitation to join, for it 
seemed the consummation of my desires. I 
wrote my parents, telling them of my deci- 
sion, and received a most encouraging an- 
swer, saying this had been their great hope 
for my life. But still I never really under- 
stood why I sacrificed every desire to this 
one end. 

During my college days I selected China 
as my field of labor, and after graduating 
went to the Springfield Conference for ap- 
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opened they wished to send me to India, 
but I felt the call to China so strongly that 
I said I would wait. 

That fall my sainted mother died and I 
was called home to care for father, grand- 
father and three brothers who were in high 
school in Fruita, Colo. Then followed two 
years of praying and waiting, for it seemed 
that God had changed my life work. I saw 
no hope of getting to China. 

Shortly before the China party sailed, 
while I was busy with the household duties, 
one day the Lord suddenly said " Go," and 
from that moment I never doubted. I wrote 
the board and they secured the only re- 
maining reservation on the boat. The day 
before I started my consecrated aunt ar- 
rived from California to take my place in 
the home. My eldest brother volunteered 
for China the day I left. Father gave me 
his blessing and fifty dollars of hard-earned 
money. The one aim and joy of my life 
was being fulfilled, for I was on my way 
to China. Still I did not know why the 

desire was so strong and why everything 
turned that way. 

The mystery was solved when I was home 
this last time. I visited Pennsylvania for 
the first time and there met mother's bosom 
friend, who told me the secret of it all. 
My two elder sisters had died, leaving the 
home sad and lonely. When mother knew 
I was coming, her joy knew no bounds and 
she consecrated me fully to the Lord's work, 
then daily watched the results of her vow. 
It was indeed Hannah giving Samuel to 
the Lord (and mother's name was Hannah). 
Now I understand, now I know that all my 
upward impulses and strong desires are the 
results of consecrated mother love dedicat- 
ing me to the Lord's work even before I 
was born. 

O Christian mothers, dedicate your chil- 
dren to the Lord, and follow them with your 
daily prayers. Your power is unlimited. 
Sons and daughters, heed every impulse 
calling you upward in service to mankind. 
It may be the power of your mother's pray- 
ers calling you even from the courts of 

The Joy of Service 


Missionary to India Since 1903 

SERVICE! What a grand word! 
Think of the nobility of doing good, 
of useful service, of teaching the il- 
literate, of nursing or giving medicine to 
the sick, of helping any one you see needs 
something you can give; aye, think of the 
wondrous privilege of telling the good news 
to those who never heard it ! I should add, 
what is so hard to believe, how great to 
be a true servant! 

There are public servants, great and small. 
Premier Lloyd George called himself the 
servant of the empire. President Wilson 
regarded himself the servant of the great 
republic, and none more magnified* the word 
" duty " than he. There are private servants, 
too, of many grades. The greatness of 
service, however, does not depend so much 
on the office one fills, as on the quality of 
the service rendered, or as upon the motive 
of the servant. There is service that wants 

the whole earth to know about it, the self- 
advertised. Better the usual service that re- 
quires another to sing its praises. 

Today the East is- asking for brother- 
hood and equality of opportunity and treat- 
ment. Domination of others wearies them 
at present. They would even assume the 
role of leadership, though confessedly less 
worthy than the more seasoned brother from 
the West. But granted that only the role 
of being helpers, of being coworkers with 
them, big brothers to them, were left us, 
still the road would be wide open to the 
most blessed service of the awakening East. 

Any joy in this sort, you ask? Did you 
ever do your duty, that you did not feel 
good, that your conscience did not com- 
mend? Did you ever neglect your duty, 
that you did not feel bad within? Yes, duty 
done, service rendered, small or great, brings 
certain contentment, inward real joy. Edison 


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has joy, real and true, over hard work, 
even in old age. There are literally thou- 
sands of missionaries in all the continents 
spending and being spent to establish the 
kingdom of God on the earth. They know 
their work is a part of his plan, and done 
within his will. Is not this true joy? 

Leading Indian patriots today confess they 
do not " know the way out of the darkness " 
they find themselves in. The statesmen of 
the Western world have for the last seven 
years been much in the same boat. The 
missionary is different, praise God ! He has 
had a vision of the world's need and has 
heard the call of high Heaven. Having his 
commission, he has gone abroad to do God's 
bidding, and even though his work be small, 
as the world counts, he knows, neverthe- 
less, " It is God's will," and he is satisfied. 

Ask any one of them you meet whether he 
is happy or not. 

Is there any joy in knowing you are 
serving your generation by the will of God? 
The location doesn't count. I used to think 
it does. Ah ! It doesn't take seven long 
years to wear off the supposed glamor or 
romance of the East. 

" Life is real " and work is work, and it's 
hard, " anywheresoever." " Anywhere with 
Jesus " ought to be one's goal, for service 
brings its own rich reward of joy, wherever 
performed, if in his name. Your work in 
America, Asia, or Africa is a part of his, 
and his plan spans the ages. Every true 
life is in the will of God. This is joy, the 
"joy of the Lord" into which our Master 
and Lord bids one and all " enter." 

Joy of S« 


oy c oervice 

Missionary to India Since 19.00 

MUCH has been said about the sacri- 
fice that foreign missionaries and 
other Christian workers are mak- 
Some count them foolish, others pity 

them. Well-mean- 
ing friends would, 

if they could, keep 

them back from 

danger and hard- 

s h i p, sometimes 

pleading that they 

give up Christian 

service for easier 

or more remunera- 

t i v e occupation. 

Sometimes those 

who love them say, 

" Let others now 
bear the cross; you have done your share." 
But the servant of the Lord who begins 
to pity himself is not worthy to be called 
a disciple of the Christ, whose meat was 
to do the will of his Father. He who finds 
no joy in serving those whom the Lord 
gives opportunity to serve cannot render 
acceptable service. Bro. McCann, of sacred 
memory, used to remind his fellow-mission- 
aries every now and then that the Jews 

never cried over the offerings they laid on 
the altar. 

Acceptable service for the Lord Jesus 
means more than patient endurance of trials 
or a determined effort to accomplish a hard 
task. It is a never-ending delight to work 
for our Savior. Does a mother fret because 
she must serve her child? Does she envy 
the woman who has not been given the care 
and responsibility of motherhood? 

Peter and John rejoiced because they were 
counted worthy to suffer shame for the 
Name. Paul learned to be content in what- 
soever state he was, because he found his 
joy in bearing witness to the risen Christ. 
Neither bodily afflictions nor opposition of 
enemies nor persuasion of friends hindered his 
service. Rejoicing in the service he could ren- 
der he pressed on through storm and calm. 
Neither imprisonment nor the near approach 
of death quenched his joy nor hindered his 
ministry. The happiest missionary I know 
is one who suffers much pain of body. 

It is not easy to take cheerfully the over- 
turning of our plans. If we have chosen 
to work in Africa it may not be so easy to 
face about cheerfully and work in China or 
India or America. But Paul learned that 
lesson. When he was forbidden to preach 


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in Asia and hindered from entering Bithynia, 
he found an open door to a wider field of 
service in Macedonia, Achaia and Rome. 
If the door is closed on one hand, be sure 
the door will open wide on the other hand. If 
you can't work where you want to, learn 
to rejoice in working where you can. The 
servant of Jesus who daily serves wherever 
and however opportunity offers, willing to 
become all things to all men in order to 

gain some for Christ, will find a joy far 
beyond the joy of personal achievement or 
the acquirement of wealth. It is the joy 
of bearing comfort to the broken-hearted, 
healing to the sick, salvation to the sinning, 
life to all who will hear our message. Such 
joy the world can never know. But the joy 
of service is found only by those who un- 
selfishly and unstintedly give themselves in 
loving, helpful service to those about them. 

Joy of Service 

" May every soul that touches mine, 
Be it the slightest contact, get some good, 
Some little grace— one kindly thought- 
One inspiration yet unfelt— one gleam of faith 
To brave the thick'ning ills of life- 
One glimpse of brighter skies beyond the gather- 
ing mists 
To make this life worth while, and heaven a surer 

OUR old professor of obstetrics used to 
say that the practice of midwifery 
was twice as important as any other 
branch of medicine, and he could prove it 
mathematically, for 
every time the doc- 
tor was called in a 
confinement case, he 
always had two pa- 
tients. By the same 
method I can prove 
to you that the joy 
of service is a double 
two hearts are 


made glad, two souls 

receive a blessing. 

After the siege of 
Liao Chou a Chinese 
nurse had sat at the 
head of the operating table and administered 
anesthetics for five long days. As the 
patient came on the table she had often 
offered the prayer for his physical welfare 
as well as his soul's health and a plea for 
divine guidance for the doctor. How our 
hearts were rejoiced when one patient, in- 
stead of groaning or grumbling or swearing, 
as most of them did, while he was going 
to sleep began to sing, "Jesus Loves Me, 
This I Know," and his last words were : 
" It's all right, doctor, but please don't cut 
too big a hole." Yes, we knew he was all 
right, whether he ever woke up or not, and 

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the glad light that came into the tired face 
of the nurse proved that there is double 
joy in true service. 

Time and again have I seen my compan- 
ions receive the message which told that 
the family circle was broken, that when 
furlough time arrived and they could again 
sit by the home fireside, there would be an 
empty chair. No doubt, as the loved one 
passed on into the unknown world beyond, 
there was a longing for a glimpse of the ab- 
sent face, but also a glad rejoicing that it was 
" absence on duty." The message caused the 
tears to flow, of course, but through the 
tears there gleamed the light of the joy oi 

Fellow-volunteer, do you covet a place in 
the ranks of those who try to live the Christ- 
life in contact with non-Christians? Nothing 
less will ever make them see and feel their 
need of him in their own lives, and that is 
only the first step in salvation. Count well 
the cost. He may ask your dearest treas- 
ures as the price of enlistment under his 
colors. If you are willing to give your all, 
and can still believe in yourself and your 
work, when many of your own people, and 
most of those for whom you have given the 
very best you have call you and your Jesus 
fanatical fools, and can with all your heart 
make this your daily prayer: 

I would be true, for there are those who trust me; 
I would be pure, for there are those who care; 
I would be strong, for there is much to suffer; 
I would be brave, for there is much to dare. 

I would be friend of all— the foe, the friendless; 

I would be giving, and forget the gift; 

I would be humble, for I know my weakness; 

I would look up, and laugh, and love and lift," 

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Why I Want to Go to the Foreign Field 

In Medical School, Philadelphia, Pa. 

MANY times during the past four 
years of medical study, classmates 
and professors have asked the 
answer to the above pertinent question. 
There are many sentimental reasons I could 
have given in answer, such as, it was 
mother's earliest teaching; my sister and 
my first Sunday-school teacher went out 
as missionaries; many college friends have 
gone or are anxious to go ; or that the 
life of adventure appeals to me. These 
reasons, worthy ones, perhaps, are not 
convincing to fellow-classmates who are 
accustomed to think things through, nor 
to professors who have tried to instill a 
true scientific spirit into the pupil. No, 
sentiment is not convincing, but reasons 
founded upon faith are. 

Five simple and fundamental reasons for 
desiring to go to the foreign field have 
kept me true to that " declaration of pur- 
pose," solemnly made and signed in room 
52, Juniata College, nine years ago. 

1. I believe the final source of authority 
in the world today is the Word of God. 
Men have been discovering the truths of 
God as he desires men should do. Many 
of the physical laws of the universe are 
known, with many yet to be learned. Men 
have learned laws dealing with material 
matter, but the untangible things, the way 
of right, the things of the Spirit, can be 
understood only when a source of finality 
is established. Having accepted the Word 
of God as the Source of spiritual truth, it 
is my duty to carry out its teaching as 
applies to my personal life and my attitude 
to my fellow-men. 

2. Christ's command, " Go ye therefore 
and teach all nations," means me. He has 
commanded to go into Jerusalem, into 
Judea, into Samaria, and to the uttermost 
parts of the world. Therefore, since this 
" Go ye " means me, and he has left open 
the choice of places, it is required of me 
to choose. And since he has given a talent 
or two with which to work I must choose 
that place where my talent will yield the 
most fruit for the kingdom in my genera- 

tion. Had God given me the ability to 
become a master of commerce and finance, 
then there I should have answered his com- 
mand. Had God given me a silver tongue, 
to sway the hearts of men, thus would I 
have answered the command. In a meas- 
ure, he has given the ability to heal men's 
bodies, and therefore his command sends 
me where most bodies are broken. 

3. To heal a physical body is to preserve 
a temple for the indwelling Christ. Jesus 
went about healing the sick, opening the 
eyes of the blind, and unstopping the ears 
of the deaf. He went about doing good. 
As one who accepts his command and 
acknowledges a God-given talent, I should 
try to do likewise, that men may realize 
their bodies are temples of God, which are 
to be kept healthy, clean and pure. When 
men realize this truth, they and all their 
posterity will be fit temples for the indwell- 
ing Christ. 

4. The place of greatest need is the call 
of duty to me. The hope of every true 
physician is to attain to the motto of the 
father of medicine, Hippocrates, " To be 
worthy to serve the suffering." The 
physician goes to the place of greatest need 
and suffering, to the place where a life 
can be saved. In America, with one physi- 
cian for every seven hundred people, with 
the public schools and all health agencies 
teaching the laws of a healthy life; and one 
minister for every six hundred people, with 
the Sunday-school and all the agencies of 
the church teaching the laws of spiritual 
life, there seems little need for the small 
contribution one more individual can make. 
The 1,125,000 Indian souls, the 1,250,000 
Chinese and the countless thousands of 
swarthy Africans are looking definitely to 
the Church of the Brethren for light and 
life. Among these people are possibilities 
unequaled in the homeland. Moreover, the 
church has definitely covenanted with God 
to assume the responsibility of portraying 
Christ to these millions, and as church 
members we must not fail in our task. The 
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times an entering wedge for the reception 
of the gospel story. Therefore, if to 
relieve suffering, to lessen pain, and to 
spare human life, is to open the way to 
Christ, then the place where suffering is 
greatest and a knowledge of Christ un- 
known, is the place of duty - for me. 

5. The law of all life is propagation. The 
energies of every living plant and animal 
are bent toward reproducing its kind, that 
life may be sustained and not perish from 
the earth. Civilization would soon dis- 

appear if man did not put forth his energies 
to maintain and advance it. National life 
can stand only as the citizens of that nation 
mold her ideals. The church lives because 
countless souls are giving of their energy 
to teach and instill her precepts. The in- 
dividual grows like unto " the perfect 
man " only as he strives to reach that 
supreme ideal. If Christianity is to endure 
we must propagate it. Therefore, the 
greatest reason of all why I want to go 
to the foreign field is to give life to Chris- 
tianity by saving lives for Christ. 

Why I Want to Go to the Foreign Field 

Teacher Industrial School, Geer, Va. 

MANY are called and few are chosen " 
—to go to "the foreign field." I 
used to think of the foreign field 
as a place far across the ocean, where 
people worshiped idols and lived in sin. 
Either of these conditions will make a 
foreign field. To me, the foreign field is 
" anywhere God is not." Thus we, as 
volunteers, can bring even in our homeland, 
a message foreign to sinners — and in this 
sense we become missionaries in a foreign 
field. Was not this the message Jesus 
gave to his disciples when, seeing the 
Samaritan woman returning from the city 
with many others eager to see the CHRIST, 
he said, " Lift up your eyes and look on 
the fields ; for they are white already to 
harvest" (John 4: 35)? 

Does the desire to travel, to see the world, 
to be looked upon as a hero by fellow- 
members in the church, influence my desire 
to go to China? It used to. Thank God 
with me it does not now. In my work here 
at the Industrial School and in the two 
churches in Greene County for which I 
assume charge, there is so much evidence 
of foreign soil that, to look yearningly 
toward China, would disqualify me for 
work here. There are homes by the dozen 
in these mountains where both the parents 
and children are growing up illiterate. 
There are homes in these mountains where 
parents and all their children — yes, and 

oftentimes the children of their neighbors 
— gather about "the still" and make 
whiskey. These are fields which need to 
be cultivated until they become "fields 
white unto the harvest." 

But why do I want to go to China (as 
a foreign field) ? Because that greatest of 
nations represents a harvest field ready for 
immediate harvesting. During the stages 
of national readjustment and growth, both 
in religion and politics, changes may be 
most readily effected. Thus the imperative 
need of winning China for Christ in this 
generation of transition. 

Will I be disappointed or discouraged if 
I do not go to the foreign field? God 
forbid! The WORLD is the vineyard. I 
have heard and am endeavoring to answer 
that command to " go work in my vine- 
yard." So should every volunteer who has 
" heard the Macedonian call." If God wants 
a volunteer in Africa, he will open the 
door for that volunteer to pass through; 
and surely none of us, who are " Taking 
Jesus in earnest," as Fosdick would say, can 
dare to sit idly by the home base and either 
forget our vision or cease to work for the 
day when " every knee shall bow and every 
tongue confess our Christ " as the Savior 
of the world to the glory of God, if we 
have heard the command to " feed my 
sheep." Praise him, all ye volunteers ! 



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Mrs. Leland Brubaker 
Liao Chou 

During the month of December we had many 
visitors at Liao Chou, the most conspicuous being 
a large Honan army, which came to disturb the 
peace of our happy little city. Civil war broke out 
near here Dec. 7. The Shansi army succeeded in 
driving the enemy out, and at this writing things 
are fairly quiet, though far from normal. 

Drs. Wampler and Coffman and Miss Baker spent 
part of December and January with us. We ap- 
preciate the fine service they rendered us in the 
hospital, which was full of wounded men. 

Another visitor, who came to us Dec. 9, was little 
John Samuel Horning. He came to stay. He had 
a very warlike reception, but does not seem any 
the worse for it, we are glad to say. He is 
growing fine, and Miriam is a most happy little 
girl because of this tiny baby brother. 

Our neighboring mission at Tai Ku has been very 
kind in sending us help from their hospital in these 
trying times. We have with us at present- # Dr. 
Tien, who is a fine Christian man and has been 
a very great help in the hospital. 

Miss Nettie Senger has gone to Peking for further 
study in the Chinese language. 

N. A. Seese recently spent a few days at Tian 
Yuan Fu and Shou Yang. 

The Liao Women's Bible School, as well as the 
other schools at this place, began the month of 
December with bright prospects for a full month's 
work. But how true, " Blindness to the future 
kindly given"! Scarcely had a week of December 
passed, when the women's school was suddenly 
halted, as well as the boys' and girls' schools. After 
a month's delay, however, the women's school has 
resumed its operation and will be able to finish the 
term's work before closing for the Chinese New 
Year. During the recent war forty women and 
children, with Miss Hutchison, her servant boy 
and some of his friends, were housed together in 
the court at South Street. 


Those four days of fighting and the days of sus- 
pense that followed will not soon be forgotten by 
the women. When the soldiers were looting other 
homes in the city, they at different times entered 
Miss Hutchison's court, but they were always boldly 
met and so nothing was ever stolen nor asked 
for except water, which was kindly shared with 
them, even though the supply was running low. 
Daily and almost hourly earnest prayers went up 
for the safety of Miss Hutchison and her women, 
and we praise God for his gracious care and pro- 
tection, through which we hope the faith of us 
all has been strengthened. 

Our boys' school has been closed since Dec. 6. 
At that time the feeling of war was so tense 

that we thought best to let the boys go home, as 
most of them wanted to go. We had no large 
supply of food and very little coal, as it was im- 
possible to buy either at that time. The weather 
was very cold, and in view of these conditions it 
was most fortunate that the pupils had gone to 

their homes. 


We are losing two months of this semester and 
shall have to make it up in the summer, provided 
there is no fighting then. The teachers and some 
of the larger boys have been helping in the hos- 
pital. It was a new line of work for them, and 
they have been rather slow in taking hold, but 
some of them have given some splendid service to 
their fellow-men. One of our teachers, Wang Meng 
Yin, deserves special mention because of the faith- 
ful and efficient service that He is rendering. He 
is a splendid Christian boy, a graduate of our 
own school here and also a graduate of Taiku High 
School. Pray that God may raise up many more 
like him. ^» 

Shou Yang 

We were glad to welcome the Florys back to 
their work this month. The Chinese had been ask- 
ing for weeks when they were coming, and gave 
them a royal reception on their return. 

At the same meeting they also had a farewell for 
the Smiths, who had charge of Mr. Flory's work 
while he was home on furlough. They moved to 
Ping Ting this month to care for the men's evan- 
gelistic department until their furlough time. They 
had been here at Shou Yang for four years and 
we were sorry to have them leave us, for we are 
not many in number. The children especially will 
miss the Smith children. 

Miss Schaeffer has been in Peking for the past 
three weeks. She went to be with Miss Clapper, 
who has been ill in the hospital there. We are 
glad to know Miss Clapper is getting better and 
they will soon be able to come interior. Mr. Heisey 
also made a business trip to Peking. 

January. ^ 


Things seem very quiet in Taiyuan since vaca- 
tion began— no strikes, parades, nor student demon- 
strations! ^ 

The boys' work at our chapel is enjoying con- 
siderable activity. There are over twenty boys, 
who often come to the playroom, most of them daily, 
where they are under the direction and influence 
of Mr. Chang, a fine Christian young man. They 
also have a constructive program of work and have 
learned a number of hymns and Bible stories. The 
hope of the church in China is upon such " little 
ones as these," and they are often the key which 
unlocks the door for Christ in many homes. 

The world week of prayer was observed in this 
city in a union effort. All the Christians interested 
met together each day at 5 o'clock, rotating the 
place of meeting from the English Baptist church 
to our chapel, and then to the Salvation Army, 


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Faith Mission, and the Native Chinese church, clos- 
ing the week of special worship with a communion 
service. The spirit of the various groups of work- 
ers was revived and their purpose strengthened. 
The continued anti-Christian propaganda on the 
part of the students of the city had brought on a 
feeling of discouragement on the part of many- 
workers, and the leaders felt that in such times of 
persecution, "in union there is strength." The 
anti-Christian influence of the student group is dy- 
ing out some and the workers are again taking 
heart. Plans are being made for a strong united 
effort during the week of evangelism immediately 
following the Chinese New Year. Pray for these 
brave leaders, who are continually being cursed and 
misrepresented. They have to bear a much heavier 
load than the foreigner, often being called " dogs 
of the foreign devils," " hawks and hounds of the 
imperialists," and they are sometimes threatened 
with personal violence. Recently, when it was re- 
ported that a certain high- school group of ruffian 
students were on their way to destroy the Y. M. 
C. A. school and its property, Mr. Yao, the head 
secretary, said to the foreign secretaries, " If they 
come I will stay by my post and not run, even 
if I lose my life for the cause." Fortunately they 
did not come, but their continued attitude of violence 
has forced the closing of the Y. M. C. A. school. 

Dr. Wampler of Ping Ting and Dr. Hemingway 
of Taiku (Congregational mission) were recent callers 
over night, returning from Fenchou, where five 
doctors had been in consultation over Rev. Watts 
O. Pye. They reported that his condition seemed 
improved, but a few days later he passed on to a 
larger field of service. He had been in China about 
twenty years and had built up the most out- 
standing evangelistic work in North China. He had 
just returned from furlough with great plans for 
strengthening the work in his vast field in western 
Shansi and northern Shensi; thus his death seems 
most untimely. %» 

We recently enjoyed a visit from Mr. Seese of 
Liao Chou and Mr. Flory of Shou Yang. The 
former came up to take over the books of the 
mission secretary; the latter was interested in 
finding a teacher for the boys' school at Shou 
Yang. g. 

The major general who directed the troops in 
the Liao Chou district was recently executed here 
in Taiyuan, where he was brought for trial by 
court martial. He failed miserably as a general, 
this being the third time, and a general often loses 
his head for being defeated in China. However, in 
this instance it was a case of flagrant disregard 
for the public. He allowed his soldiers to loot 
the city of Liao Chou, and the suffering people 
brought in so many complaints that he had to pay 
the penalty with his life. The rise and fall of 
this man is typical of militarism in China today. 
Fourteen years ago he was an ordinary, poor 
private; then at the time of the Revolution he 
saved the life of General Yen, who soon became 
the model governor of Shansi. This man was re- 
warded with a rapid advancement, even up to the 
position of a major general, in spite of twice being 

defeated. He acquired great wealth and is reported 
to have had six concubines. Living in luxury, with 
a position far above his ability, he failed when 
the test came, and, due partly to justice and 
partly to jealousy, even the friendship of the gov- 
ernor could not save him from execution. 
January. g 

Ping Ting 

The country evangelistic work in our territory 
was brought to a sudden close in December. The 
plan was to continue the tent until about Christ- 
mas, but because of the unrest among the country 
people, due to rumors of war, the meetings were 
closed Dec. 5 and the evangelists permitted to go 
home. The evangelists were sorry to do this, 
because the weather was ideal for such meetings. 
It was fortunate, however, that they did, for only 
a few days afterwards it was impossible to hire 
animals, as the Chinese farmers were afraid to go 
out on the road lest their animals might be com- 
mandeered by the soldiers. 

Because of the movement of troops through our 
territory, practically all of the women and children, 
and many of the men in the cities and villages 
through which the troops passed, left their homes 
and fled into the mountain villages. 

Our Bible class and baptismal service, planned 
for at Ping Ting during December, had to be called 
off, because people were afraid to leave their homes 
and come to the city. Consequently the number 
of baptisms for the year is reduced considerably 
below what it would have been. Out of a hundred 
or more inquirers, only thirty-seven received bap- 
tism, those being early in the year at the villages 
where they lived. %» 

A very fine communion service was held here 

during January. On the day previous several men 

were baptized and seemed to enjoy the service with 
their newly-made brethren and sisters. 

Mr. and Mrs. Leland Brubaker are the fond 
parents of their first-born son, Edward Leland. He 
was born Dec. 1 and weighed eight pounds. 

The war troubles in the province have caused 
disturbance to every department of work. Many 
of the school-children were taken out of school 
and with their parents fled to the mountains. The 
war fright put the Christianity of our church peo- 
ple to a test. It was certainly gratifying to see 
how many calmly trusted to God for protection 
when others were almost losing their mind because 
of the war rumors. Some of our Christian women 
in various parts of the city gathered their neigh- 
bors together for prayer in the evenings, giving 
them comfort and control when all around them 
had fled to the mountains. 

On Christmas evening the boys' school gave an 
interesting Christmas play. On Christmas morning 
praise services were held and a collection of food 
and money was made for the poor. 


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The missionaries had their Christmas dinner to- 
gether, followed by a program by the missionaries' 
children. »j 

Because of an extra large number of orders Mrs. 
Bright has been doing a great deal of industrial 
work. This certainly delights the hearts of these 
poor women, who have only this way of making 
their living. It is especially opportune for them 
just at this time, which is their New Year, when 
they must pay their debts. Once a year the 
reckoning time comes in China, and every man 
must pay his debts, even if he is forced to borrow 
and start another debt for the next year. 

Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Smith have come to Ping 
Ting to live. Mr. Smith will have charge of the 
evangelistic work in the absence of Mr. Sollen- 
berger, who goes home on furlough this spring. 

The hospital staff are very busy these days. 
Many of the wounded soldiers were cared for in 
the hospital. Most of them are gone, but the folks 
are now fighting scarlet fever and diphtheria. In 
a land where quarantine is unknown and practically 
impossible, these contagious diseases are greatly 
feared. »g 

Because of the war our mail was delayed and all 
of this month we have been receiving Christmas 
letters, greetings, and packages. They have brought 
much cheer and joy to old and young alike, in 
reminding us that old friendships s*till live, though 
we are many miles away from home. 

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J. M. Blough 

January was one of the happiest months we have 
had in India, because we could spend nearly the 
whole month in the villages in evangelistic work. 
Oh, the appeal of the villages! The need is so 
appalling and the response so encouraging! One's 
heart bleeds for the thousands who are neglected; 
they are as sheep without a shepherd. Go as far 
and work as hard as we can, there are always 
villages beyond, which must be neglected. When 
will they have a chance? We long to occupy new 
villages, but with a mission deficit haunting us 
how can we? So many open doors and no one to 
enter! »j 

During the month twenty-seven night meetings 
were held, the attendance varying from 100 to 400. 
Twenty-four day meetings also were held. These 
meetings were in seventeen different villages, but 
people from about thirty villages heard the Gospel. 
In this district there are weekly bazaars, and in 
them we have fine opportunity to reach many 
people. They will come and listen for an hour or 
so gladly, and then go on with their buying. Twice 
during the month girls from the boarding- 
school were out to help in the meetings, and their 
presence with songs and verses and Bible stories 
is an inspiration, and an excellent influence for 
education and Christianity upon the villages. For 
ten days seven boys also were with us to assist 
us in new places. One praises the Lord when he 

hears their testimony and advice to their own 
people in their own dialect. It is worth more than 
we ourselves can give, being foreigners. 

Two days the rain hindered us. One evening it 
began to rain when we were just half through the 
meeting. You know our audiences sit in the open 
on the ground. Another evening it rained at five 
o'clock, and we supposed we could not have a 
meeting that evening, but groups of people came 
and sat around the tent and waited for us to 
begin, so we held a meeting, and for an hour and 
a half 150 people sat on the wet ground and 
listened to our songs and sermons. Such eager- 
ness makes one's heart rejoice. Pray the Lord of 
the harvest, that he send forth worthy and effi- 
cient laborers, for the harvest is indeed ready. 

We were very glad to have Bro. Brooks at home 
during the month of January. This made it easier 
for us to be in the district. His family was in 
Poona, where Sister Brooks is regaining her health. 

The Gaekwar of Baroda State, our king, has 
reigned for fifty years, so jubilee celebrations were 
held all over the state Jan. 11-13. Here, at Vyara, 
Christians and all joined in the celebrations. All 
the schools of the town participated in the program 
of songs and games, and our children received about 
seventy prizes. Many compliments were given our 
children for their training and ability, and we trust 
that much good will result from this close contact 
with the town people. 

With the new year the schools formed their class- 
es, pupils were promoted and new ones admitted, 
and the work in the new school year begun. Over 
a dozen new boys and a few girls have already 
been admitted, and more are coming. 

Pray for us as we try to represent our Christ 
in India. 


The new school year has started in the girls' 
school with ten day-school pupils and 127 in the 
hostel, making a total of 137. The second year has 
been added in the Practical Arts School. Because 
of the fact that scarcely any of the subject matter 
to be taught is obtainable in Gujarati, the teaching 
in the practical arts department is done by the 
ladies of the station and one Indian woman who 
knows English. There are thirty- seven enrolled in 
the department. Such subjects as the following are 
being taught: Ethics, education, Sunday-school 
teacher-training, Christian doctrine, child study, 
Bible, sewing, English, missions, and motherhood 
and care of children. 

Two groups have been touring the district in the 
efforts of evangelism. In many of the villages a 
very good response has been experienced. Three 
baptisms were administered in one village and three 
in an adjoining village. 

There has been a spirit of witnessing for the 


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Master among our village Christians, and conse- 
quently there has been a recognition of the awaken- 
ing among our people by their non-Christian neigh- 
bors. There has also been an increasing spiritual 
growth from this witnessing, which we naturally 
would expect. We are happy, indeed, to see signs 
of growth, and the new purpose created within their 
lives through contact with the Master and work- 
ing for him. ^ 

In several large villages, where no Christian 
worker has been located, we struck camps and had 
very splendid responses to the Christian message. 
As many as 400 came to see the Bible pictures and 
hear the message from God's servants. May God 
bless the preaching of his Word! 

January. ^ ^ 


Kathryn B. Garner 
During the month of December the Garners were 
out in district evangelistic work. They were not 
able to get out as early as they had hoped to, 
but were glad for the response received while out. 
The first place where work was done a good crowd 
gathered almost every evening to see the pictures 
and hear the message of our Lord. One evening 
there were about 200 men, women and children, 
who sat very attentively through the service, and 
at the close seemed loath to leave. Most any 
time during the day a group of women could be 
found who were glad to chat or listen to the 
Bible stories. On several occasions we had an 
audience of fifty or sixty women. We were grati- 
fied to know that some of these unlearned women 
were able to recognize the picture of the birth of 
Christ, and others, and tell some of the facts about 
them. Will you not pray that lasting impressions 
may have been made? 

The second place we camped we found the people 
friendly, but they seemed more industrious or less 
interested in the message, for nearly all were too 
busy to sit long or often to hear the stories. They 
came to the meetings in goodly numbers the 
first few days; then it was difficult to find a 
time when they could come. 

The Christmas season of 1925 is now a thing of 
history. Most of our Dangi Christians were made 
happy because of the gifts of clothing they re- 
ceived. Many of the dresses for the small chil- 
dren were made possible through the generosity 
of some of the Aid Societies in the homeland. 

Soon after midnight on Christmas eve we were 
awakened by a group of schoolboys singing Christ- 
mas carols. A little later came a company of 
girls doing the same, and so they went around to 
each Christian home, announcing again the day of 
his birth. v{ 

An interesting and helpful program was given 
by the boarding-school children. When it was sug- 
gested that the program be rendered on Christ- 
mas eve, as is the custom in America, some of 
our Indian people wondered why have it the day 

before Christmas, and so it was given at the time 
which to them seemed most appropriate; viz., the 
evening of Dec. 25. The message was well por- 
trayed through songs, recitations and drills. 

Dec. 26 a double wedding was solemnized in our 
church. It was the first wedding among our 
Dangi Christians, when all parties concerned were 
products of our mission school and were able to 
read and write. Both brides had studied in fourth 
standard; one groom in sixth and the other in 
fifth standard. We hope that the homes of such 
as these, with their greater opportunities, will 
shed forth more light to their fellow-men about 
them in darkness. Pray that it may be so! 

On the evening of Dec. 29 our church held its 
business meeting. Two delegates were chosen to go 
to the District Meeting to be held at Palghar 
Jan. 16. One of these is the first Dangi Christian 
to serve in this capacity. Ahwa church sent a 
request for the next Marathi District Meeting. 

The last day of the old year eight were baptized, 
which makes a total of ten for this year. That 
evening a watch service was held. It consisted 
of singing and graphophone music and serving tea. 
The last hour was spent in an experience meeting 
or prayer service. 

Ahwa, via Bilimora, Surat Dist. 


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you will find a lowly corner in a dark, Christ- 
less land the sweetest spot on earth, and 
absolutely jnothing will be able to banish 
from your heart the joy of service, which, 
indeed, gladdens three hearts, that of the 
servant, that of the recipient of the service, 
and that of the Great Master of us all, 
whose life was given that we might live in 


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great Founder and Leader of this worthy 
missionary enterprise. 

During these dozen years mistakes have 
been made. But on the other hand, we 
have seen many new forward steps. When 
problems have arisen and the volunteers in 
the name and power of their Master have 
been bold to face the problems, they usually 
have been able successfully and constructive- 
ly to solve them. Nearly every year the 
constitution and by-laws have been modi- 
fied or amendments have been added to meet 

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A Missionary Program by the Spring Run 
Church in Pennsylvania. The third Sunday 
of the month is missionary day in the Spring 
Run Sunday-school. On one Sunday a spe- 
cial program, commemorating the fifty years 
of missionary work by the Church of the 
Brethren, was given. At a later day they 
gave the same program over at the Pine 
Glen house, another wing of their congre- 
gation. The report of their program, taken 
from their letter to the General Mission 
Board, is as follows : 

" Beginning and Development of Missions in 
Church of the Brethren," by Lawrence Ruble. 

" Workings of Missions in the Local Church," 
by J. C. Swigart. 

" History of the Translation and Distribution of 
the Bible," by Wilbur Swigart. 

" Challenge and Appeals Made for Missionary 
Endeavor," by Wm. Hanawalt. 

These, with some carefully chosen hymns, 
made a very interesting program. We hope 
there are more congregations planning to 
have similar programs, as it has a tendency 
to boost the mission work of the Sunday- 
school. We expect to try to meet the calls 
as best we can for coming years. 

Mrs. Iva E. Swartz, Box 66, 
McVeytown, Pa. 


All books may be purchased from the Brethren 
Publishing House, Elgin, 111. 

Christian Work in South America. The 

official report of the Congress on Christian 
Work in South America, at Montevideo, 
Uruguay, April, 1925, in two volumes. Edited 
by Committee on Cooperation in Latin 
America : Robert E. Speer, chairman ; Samuel 
G. Inman, secretary; Frank K. Sanders, 
chairman of editorial committee. Published 
by Fleming H. Revell Company. $8. 

Volume I. This is an authoritative, com- 
prehensive presentation of the. needs and 
the opportunities for missionary work in 
South America. It also points out in an 
encouraging way the progress that has been 

made by the missionary agencies within the 
last few years. 

It is not the opinion of one man, but the 
reports of six commissions, each of which 
made a careful study of a definite subject. 
The scope and completeness of the study 
is suggested by the reports of the following 
commissions : The Commission on Unoc- 
cupied Fields, the Commission on Indians 
in South America, the Commission on 
Education, the Commission on Evangelism, 
the Commission on Social Movements, and 
the Commission on Medical Missions and 
Health Ministry. 

This is an excellent study book, for class 
or individual use. It is well worthy of a 
place in the library of everyone who is 
interested in the needs of the " uttermost 
parts of the earth," and the encouraging 
advance of the Christian missionary move- 
ment. Ira D. Scrogum, Chicago. 

Volume II. Are you well informed about 
our neighbors to the South, and would 
you like to know more about them? In 
Volume II of the book called " Christian 
Work in South America " you will find 
the most concise, brief yet comprehensive 
view of the following fields that I know of 
anywhere. The fields are Church and 
Community, Religious Education, Literature, 
Relation Between Foreign and National 
Workers, Special Religious Problems, Co- 
operation and Unity. 

The men working on the commissions 
ought to give the best information possible 
of actual conditions in the above fields. 

Individuals or groups of individuals will 
find time well spent in studying this book. 
Clara B. Harper, Chicago. 

Ordered South, by W. J. Noble, New 
York: Missionary Education Movement of 
the United States and Canada; 1926; With 
Production Notes, 15c. 

The young people of the church want 


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something to do and those older want to 
hear from Africa. Here is what you have 
looked for, in the form of a sketch. As 
one who has lived in Africa, I want to 
assure you that Dr. Noble's characters are 
clean, and true to life in Africa. I have 
seen Clarke Harvey, the prosperous busi- 
ness man in Africa, and I have heard him 
say, " They get all the decent treatment 
they are entitled to. They have their own 
location, with good enough quarters and 
plenty of food." I have heard Frank 
Jameson say, " Ye-es. My pups have that 
and jolly little beggars they are. But 
human beings want more than that. After 
all they have souls ..." I also have 
heard Frank's father say, 'Tut it [going 
to Africa as a missionary] out of your 
mind, Frank. Think of the trouble you 
are causing everybody." And I have heard 
the son reply, " Whoso loveth father or 
mother more than me . . . not worthy 
of me." 

If you do not care to use this 
in a missionary program you 
will find it informing and most 
interesting as a pamphlet. 
A. D. Helser, Thornville, Ohio. 

Books of Goodwill, Vol. 1. 
Through the Gateway, compiled 
by Florence Brower Boeckel. 
National Council for Prevention 
of War, Washington, D. C, 1925. 
Price in paper cover, 50c. 

A wonderful children's story 
book written with the definite 
purpose of creating an attitude 
of goodwill for the children of 
the world. The book seeks to 
promote world brotherhood and 
at the same time conserves a 
healthful spirit of national patri- 
otism. The table of contents 
includes Stories to Tell, Poems 
to Read and Learn, Pageants and 
Plays to Act, Games to Play, 
Things to Do, Projects of Good- 
will, Songs to Sing, Children's 
Prayers, What to Do on Special 
Days, Others Books to Read, 
and Addresses. 

Christians have often been 
stirred at the thought of work- 

ing for peace. There seemed so little that 
individuals could do. Here is a real worth- 
while task. Tell these stories to your chil- 
dren. This book should be used by parents, 
by school teachers, by Sunday-school teach- 
ers and especially by any one who is con- 
cerned for the peace of the world. The only 
way peace can be made real is by instilling 
its ideals in all children's hearts. This is 
one of the best helps. The stories are so 
interesting that children will be sure to ask 
for "more." H . Spenser Minnich. 

New Adult Mission Study Books 
The Moslem Faces the Future, T. H. P. 

Sailer, $1.00 

Young Islam on Trek, Basil Matthews, $1.00 
Moslem Women, A. E. & S. M. Zwemer, 75c 
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The Woman Missionary 

THE work of a woman missionary is 
often varied and ill-defined. Her 
duties and opportunities to bring 
glad tidings and cheer to the women and 
girls among whom 
she lives are many. 
Her purpose is to 
do her bit in the 
" establishing of the 
kingdom of right- 
eousness in the in- 
dividual lives and in 
society at large." 
The big problem is 
WHAT to do and 
HOW to do it, so 
that this purpose 
may be realized. 
Part of the time is given to those who have 
courage to call on the missionary in her 
own home; part time to calling in the homes 
of the people, both in the villages and in 
the cities ; in the schoolroom her efforts are 
more certain of permanent results, because 
here she has opportunities of daily con- 
tacts and interviews ; in the hospital she may 
make many lasting friendships, and as she 
ministers to the needs of the pain-racked 
body she may lead the sufferer to a vision 
of the Great Physician. The more fully the 
woman missionary can enter into the every- 
day life of the women about her, and the 
more deeply she can sympathize with their 
struggle and drudgery of living, the more 
readily her message of the Christ and Savior 
of all mankind will be accepted. 

Suppose we step into her study and be 
an unseen and silent listener. The woman 
missionary is sitting at her desk, endeavor- 
ing to work out lessons and plans, when 

Missionary to China Since 1910 

suddenly the door opens and in comes some 
one whose heart is torn and bleeding be- 
cause a loved one has been taken by death, 
or a husband or mother-in-law or a friend 
has mistreated or offended her, or some 
financial embarrassment has overtaken her, 
or her child in school may have had to be 
punished. It may be some real sorrow, or 
a petty imagined grievance. The missionary 
has learned to be a good listener, and speaks 
a few words of comfort and cheer, and then 
tells her of the One who understands our 
griefs and bears our burdens, and thus wins 
this hungry and thirsty soul for the Master's 
use. Before all the courtesies and good- 
byes have been performed, in comes a teach- 
er with her problems, and then some student 
rushes in ; then another brings a friend to 
see the foreigner. It is also time for the 
teachers' meeting, or the evangelistic com- 
mittee, or some other like important meet- 
ing. We notice, too, that on the desk are 
numerous letters, articles, and classroom 
papers needing attention. The missionary 
politely excuses herself and a Bible woman 
comes along to entertain the waiting guests. 
Within the four walls of this study, the 
missionary finds perhaps her greatest privi- 
leges and opportunities for winning souls. 
Visiting in the homes is another very ef- 
fective method of reaching the women and 
girls. At first they may be too timid to 
allow this stranger from a strange land to 
cross the threshold, but later on they often 
beg her to come. And as the friendships 
grow, the way also gradually opens for the 
Gospel message. After a while the Bible 
woman is welcomed and makes weekly calls, 
giving instruction in reading, singing, and 

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Conducted by Aunt Adalyn 

These are the youngsters that help to furnish the missionary programs that make 
the money roll in to missions (McVeytown, Pa.). 


The Leaguers keep right on with their 
work. It beats the Dutch how much they 
can do. They have hardly finished their 
work for the Dahanu Hospital and now they 
are starting to study about Liao Chou (Lay 
ou Jo). You just should see the stack of 
letters that came with money and news 
about the earning of money for Dahanu. 

Mrs. Ava M. Cannaday, the leader of the 
Pleasant Hill, Va., leaguers sent her money 
a little late, and said she feared the Mis- 
sion Board would think their league was 
asleep. Well, they were wide awake, and 
did not need a little boy blue to come wake 
them up. Their names are Howard Canna- 
day, Clarice and Carmon Hylton, Mabel 
Gardner, Quinton Martin, Russell Weeks, 
Lois and Gladys Cannaday. 

Cora Gammon, Tate, Tenn., wrote telling 
how their children did errands, raised chick- 
ens and tomatoes and picked berries and 
sent in $18.11. 

Frank Eby, Trotwood, O., says that last 

Dec. 6 was a great day in the Trotwood 
church. All the workers for the Dahanu 
hospital brought in their gifts. They had 
prepared a missionary play showing how 
much good the new hospital would do for 
the sick people of India. A little bed was 
arranged as the offering box in which the 
money was placed. The Trotwood children 
who wrote letters are Edward Eugene 
Wilcke, Edith Wray, Miriam Flory, Helen 
Brodrick, Harold Q. Kuns and Margaret 

Mrs. N. S. Mannon, Floyd, Va., wrote us 
about the program the children of the 
Beaver Creek church gave. It was printed 
in the newspaper. 

Mrs. O. D. Eller, Salem, Va., wrote tell- 
ing about the Oak Grove Junior League. 
Twenty children made investments. The 
report reminds one of the parable of the 
talents. Some children doubled their money 
many times and some just handed in the 
amount they were given to invest. Well, 
their whole group did well, for they earned 

TO THE JUNIOR LEAGUERS. Did you see the plans to help 
China for 1926? They were printed in the Workers' Corner in the 
March Visitor. If you will write to the General Mission Board, Elgin, 
111., a booklet will be sent explaining the plans. 


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Mrs. W. T. Heckman, Cerro Gordo, 111., 
wrote about the Cerro Gordo children. Sev- 
eral of them wrote letters to the children of 
India. Those who wrote are Edith Heck- 
man, Bennett Heckman, Mildred Blicken- 
staff, Roy Fulk, Viva Ruth Hite and Homer 

Correction. In the Junior Department of the 
March Visitor a record of the contributions to 
the Dahanu Hospital was given. Two errors have 
been called to our attention. Manchester, Ind., 
should have been $240, instead of $10, and Detour 
(Monocacy), Md., should have been $7.30 instead of 


Dear Aunt Adalyn: I live in the south central 
part of California— the San Joaqin valley. The main 
crops here are cotton, corn, grapes (mostly Thomp- 
son Seedless to be used as raisins), many other 
fruits and alfalfa. I go to school and church in 
town, a mile from here. I joined the Brethren 
church last Dec. 7. My Sunday-school teacher is 
Mrs. Mae Root, a sister of Miss Minneva Neher, a 
missionary to China. Mr. A. D. Sollenberger is our 
pastor. I am the second of four girls — Ethel, Veda, 
Eunice, and Myrtle, and I am in the seventh grade. 

McFarland, Calif. Veda Moomaw. 

So you have a chance to get missionary news 
from the field at first hand! Your teacher could 
surely make things interesting. Do you feel like 
wanting to be a missionary, too? 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: It rains so much here and 
I have been sick so much I cannot go to school. 
It is very lonesome here during the day. I have 
one sister, who is in high school. I am eleven 
years old and would be in the sixth grade if I 
went to school. We came from Arizona last 
spring, and as it very seldom rains there it is quite 
a change for us. I hope some one will write to me. 

Myrtle Point, Oregon, Box 1341. Esther Smith. 

Did you feel better when you lived in Arizona? 
I hope the coming of spring will be of great 
benefit to you. 

Dear Aunt Adalyn and Juniors: We have five 
teachers in our school. There are six in my Sun- 
day-school class. I love to go. I have just finished 
reading one of the books I got Christmas. It 
was " Elsie Dinsmore." She was a wonderful 
child. Her Christian character is worthy to imitate. 

I would love for some of the Junior girls to write 
to me. Tonie Elizabeth Boothe. 

Troutville, Va., R. 2. 

" Elsie " doesn't seem to wear out. I remember 
reading that book when I was about your age. 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: I am twelve years old and 
in the sixth grade. We have been getting the 
Visitor since 1918. I keep all the numbers, and 
when I have nothing to do I get them and read 
the letters again and again. I would be very 
glad if some of the girls would write to me. 

413 Broadway, Hanover, Pa. Arlene Harding. 

At last here comes a letter from my birthplace! 
If I ever get back to Hanover, I'd surely want to 
find you. 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: I am fifteen years old and 
in the eighth grade. My teacher is Kathryn Zug. 
Our Sunday- school class is called the " Hustlers." 
The teacher, Miss Mary Gibble, gave us each a 
quarter to make as much money as we could in 
raising potatoes or chickens or something. It is 
to help build the hospital in India. We got to- 
gether $22 in all. We sent it in before Christmas. 
Eight scholars helped to raise this. Our teacher 
left for Bethany Bible School in the fall, so mother 
is our teacher now. Alma Ginder. 

Manheim, Pa., R. 4. 

That was a good job your class did. I wonder 
how many more reports like that the Juniors can 
bring in. Keep the ball rolling! 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: I promised Brother Minnich 
to tell how I made my money for the Dahanu 
Hospital. I joined the Junior Church League with 
several other girls and boys in this community. I 
borrowed fifty cents from the Sunday-school and 
bought me some seed beans which I planted, raised 
and sold for six dollars. I gave the money to our 
leader. Our club raised sixty dollars altogether. 
I live on a farm of 157 acres at the foot of Little 
Mountain. Mozelle Boone. 

Wirtz, Va. 

Did you look in the dictionary to see what 
"league" means? Your generous total shows what 
a lot of you can do when you are tied together! 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: I am eleven years old and 
in the fifth grade. I joined the church at Pleasant 
Dale when I was eight years old. Rev. W. M. 
Kahle is our pastor. My teacher is Mrs. Martha 
Hylton. My day-school teacher is Mr. Narry Lan- 
caster. All of us six children, including my four- 


Hustlers at McVeytown, Pa. 

Robert Swartz, Mission Superintendent 


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Hospital Workers at Maryland, III. 
" Not one left out " 

year-old brother, excepting the baby, can milk. 
We have fourteen cows. Edna Coffman. 

Fincastle, Va. 

Milking is an accomplishment in which city chil- 
dren could not make even a passing grade! 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: I am nine years old and in 
the fourth grade. My teacher is Miss Esther Smith. 
We are seven children, and most of us belong to 
the Brethren church. We have about a mile to 
church. My teacher is Miss Elizabeth Shally. 1 
enjoy playing in the snow with my two little 
brothers. Will some one write to me? 

Myerstown, Pa., R. 4. Esther Balsbaugh. 

You don't mind cold noses and fingers, do you? 
Even the best of fun costs something. 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: My brother and I went tj 
Sunday-school every Sunday during 1925. The Inter- 
mediates, Juniors, and Primary classes went to 
Timberville to the Old Folks' Home and gave a 
Christmas program. The old folks certainly did 
enjoy it. I was one that went along. Some of the 
children's parents also went. My teacher, " Aunt 
Anna," took the old folks some cakes, apples and 
candy. I wish some of the Juniors would write 
to me. Ruth Roller. 

Timberville, Va. 

That was one way of spreading the gospel of 
good cheer and doing honor to gray hairs. 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: I was nine Dec. 14. I am in 
the sixth grade, and have seven books to study. 
My father is a minister and a farmer. We go to 
Antioch Sunday-school. My teacher is my aunt, 
Hattie Bowman. I read the Boys and Girls every 
Sunday evening after we get back from Sunday- 
school. Will some of the girls write to me? 

Callaway, Va., R. 1. Drusilla Layman. 

Your Sunday afternoons are not dull, are they? 
There is nothing like good reading to cultivate 
one's mind and heart. 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: I was twelve Oct. 25. I am 
in the sixth grade. I go to Beaver Creek church. 
I joined the Junior League last year, and I made 
a dollar. We gave a program Thanksgiving on 
missionary work. It sure was interesting. Our 
schoolteacher helped us get it up. I have a pet 
dpg named Brownlo, and I have lots of fun with 

him. I like to get letters. Toye E. Mannon. 

Floyd, Va., Star Route. 

Those League dollars are looking mighty interest- 
ing to the workers on the field, and they make 
you feel rich, too, don't they? 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: I am twelve years old and 
in the sixth grade. I do not live very far from 
Edgewood school. I have six brothers and four 
sisters, all married but three. I have been writing to 
Vera Emmert, Redfield, Iowa. I sure do like her. 
Snow here is ten inches deep. My brother Hubert 
was elected to the ministry. He preaches at Pisgah 
every third Sunday. My brother Bennie went to 
Detroit, Mich. Kathleen Whitten. 

Lowry, Va., R. 1. 

It is a happy thing when such friendships can 
be cultivated through correspondence. I hope you'll 
meet Vera some time. 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: I will be twelve years old 
Aug. 23. All my family (there are eight children) 
except me belong to the Brethren church. My 
father is a minister. I have a pet guinea pig and 
a poll parrot. We live on a farm of 175 acres, and I 
have to work outdoors quite a bit in the summer 
time. And you should see the freckles! But really 
I don't mind that. I have about a mile to school. 
My teacher is Myra Hoover. Esther Kirk. 

Hammond, W. Va., R. 1, Box 7. 

I have seen some very beautiful people under the 
freckles. So they do not really matter. 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: I am fifteen years old and 
am a freshman in high school. My Sunday-school 
teacher is Ruth Grosh. Our family all belong to 
the Brethren church. Our pastor is Bro. Galen 
B. Royer. I think he is real nice. We have young 
people's meeting at 6 o'clock. We are studying 
about China. I wish some of the boys and girls 
would write to me. Gladys Snider. 

652 E. Lincoln St., Nappanee, Ind. 

You have a good opportunity to get information 
about the foreign world. We can't sympathize 
with people until we get acquainted with them. 


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Tract Distribution. During the month of January 
the Board sent out 2,491 doctrinal tracts. 

Correction No. 17. At various times (July, Aug., 
Sept., Nov., Dec, 1925, Jan. and Feb., 1926 Visitors), 
Harrisburg S. S., E. Pa., has received credit 
under W. W. Missions for sums which since have 
been redesignated for support of Nora R. Hollenberg 
totaling $269.00. 

Correction No. 18. See March, 1926, Visitor under 
W. W. Missions, credit of $38.22 to Decatur S. S., 
So. 111., should instead be $33.00. 

Correction No. 19. See March Visitor under 
Africa Share Plan, credit of $25 to Floyd E. Leeper 
and Wife, should be also credit to Manchester 
Cong., Mid. Ind., instead of Walnut Cong., No. Ind. 

January Receipts. The following contributions for 
the various funds were received during January: 

Arizona— $15.58 

S. S.: Glendale, $ 15 58 

Arkansas — $50.00 

N. W. Dist., Indv.: R. S. & Ella Rust, .. 50 00 

California— $468.09 

No. Dist., Cong.: Modesto, $7.20; Chow- 
chilla, $15; Empire, $85.79; Butte Valley, 
$16.06; An individual (Empire) $10; M. S. 
Frantz (M. N.) (Lindsay) $1.50; S. S. : Mc- 
Farland, $19.54; Live Oak, $3.52; Aid Soc: 
Empire, $25; Indv.: L. Q. Custer & Wife, 
$75, 258 61 

So. Dist., Cong.: Belvedere, $22; Santa 
Ana, $16.20; Inglewood, $14; Pomona, $28.28; 
E. San Diego, $50; Eliza Sweitzer (Pasadena) 
$10; Mrs. Anne M. Moore (Glendora) $2; S. 
S.: Pasadena, $37; Indv.: Ira Studebaker, 
$5; M. Grace Miller, $10; No. 87147, $15, .... 209 48 
Canada— $58.99 

Cong.: Irricana, $38.59; S. S. : Irricana, 

$10.40; Indv.: Mrs. E. Pellet, $10, 58 99 

Colorado— $26.00 

E. Dist., Indv.: Anne Lane, $1; H. P. 

Lehman, $25, 26 00 

Florida— $78.70 

Cong.: Joseph B. Wine (Arcadia) $10; S. 
S.: Seneca, $11; Sebring, $55.70; Indv.: No. 

87540, $2, 78 70 

Idaho— $156.53 

Cong.: Winchester, $5; Fruitland, $37.71; 
Twin Falls, $33.82; S. S. & C. W. Assoc, 

$80, 156 53 

Illinois— $332.37 

No. Dist., Cong.: Naperville, $32.48; W. 
R. Replogle (First Chicago) $25; S. S. : Mt. 
Morris, $104.80; Polo, $30; Rockford, $3.62; 
Sterling, $6.27; Batavia, $17.21; Indv.: No. 
87566, $12, 231 38 

So. Dist., Cong.: Virden, $9.57; Panther 
Creek, $21.20; Romine, $4; S. S. : So. Fulton 
(Astoria) $6.55; Decatur, $38.22; Wood- 
land, $21.45, 100 99 

Indiana— $2,278.03 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Cart Creek, $5.65; 
Monticello, $40; Pleasant Dale, $47.90; Pipe 
Creek, $120.36; Huntington City, $63; So. 
Whitley, $125.65; Clear Creek, $17.14; C. 
Walter Warstler (M. N.) (Huntington City) 
$.50; Cong. & S. S. : Flora, $358.32; Ogans 
Creek, $16.41; S. S.: Beaver Creek, $24.70; 
Bagley, $42.17; Markle, $10; Manchester, 
$646.31; Walton, $41.82; Pleasant View, 
$10.67, 1,570 60 

No. Dist., Cong.: Shipshewana, $35.94; No. 
Liberty, $40; Solomons Creek, $18.67; W. 
Goshen, $167.25; Cedar Creek, $5; Mrs. A. 

G. Purkey (1st So. Bend) $2; Rev. J. E. 
Stover (Cedar Creek) $5; Benj. R. Cross (La- 
Porte) $1; Chas. C. Cripe (M. N.) (Bremen) 
$.50; S. S.: Oak Grove, $179.63; Goshen City, 
$68.25; Indv.: Mrs. Lavina Fashbaugh, $7.15; 
A. Sister, $3, 533 39 

So. Dist., Cong.: Arcadia, $41.71; Nettle 
Creek, $33; Anderson, $31.27; Myrtle Turner 
(Nettle Creek) $6; No. 87126 (Four Mile) 
$12; W. H. Friend (Anderson) $1; J. G. 
Stinebaugh (M. N.) (Rossville) $.50; Mrs. 
Rachel Rarick (Mississinewa) $20; Mrs. 
Mary M. Peffley (Ladoga) $2; S. S. : Class 

No. 5, Arcadia, $26.56, 174 04 

Iowa— $697.86 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Cedar, $2.05; Iowa 
River, $5.10; Garrison, $34.60; Congs., $20; 
Edwin L. West (Des Moines Valley) $81; 
Mrs. Catharine Bluebaugh (Cedar Rapids) 
$500; S. S.: "Gleaners" Class (Dallas 
Center) $7; Indv.: Anna Klein, $25; Martha 
Klein, $5; Mrs. Catharine Garland, $2, .... 681 75 

No. Dist., Cong.: A. M. Sharp & Wife 
(Spring Creek) $5; A. P. Blough (M. N.) 
(So. Waterloo) $.50; S. S. : Green, $5.36, .. 10 86 

So. Dist., Cong.: No. English, 5 25 

Kansas— $299.75 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: Morrill, $90; Lawrence, 
$4.33; A. E. Riffey (Olathe) $5; S. S.: 
" Servants of the Master " (Morrill) $60; 
Wade Branch, $3; Overbrook, $10.59, 172 92 

N. W. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. Nellie Albin 
(Maple Grove), 15 00 

S. E. Dist., Cong.: U. B. Worford (Verdi- 
gris) $3; In memory of wife and mother 
of W. H. and Orlin Sell (Fredonia) $5; S. 
S. : Young people (Chanute) $3; Indv.: 
Marietta Byerly, $25, 36 00 

S. W. Dist., Cong.: McPherson, $51.27; 
Mrs. V. E. Whitmer (E. Wichita) $2; S. 

S.: Larned Rural, $22.56, 75 83 

Louisiana— $2.50 

Indv.: John S. Metzger, 2 50 

Maryland— $266.20 

E. Dist., Cong.: Pipe Creek, $12; West- 
minster (Meadow Branch) $119.80; Sams 
Creek, $35; Mrs. Catharine Bonsack, (New 
Windsor) (Pipe Creek) $5; Kenneth S. Kinzie 
(Reisterstown) $5; S. S. : Pleasant Hill Bush 
Creek) $2.75; Pniey Creek, $4.26; Bethany, 
$4.65; Myers ville (Upper Middletown Val- 
ley) $65; Long Green Valley, $3.45 256 91 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Beaver Creek, 9 29 

Michigan— $229.04 

Cong.: Lake View, $25; Zion, $4.39; Hart, 
$4.25; Onekama, $9.60; Woodland, $108.56; 
Mrs. Alice Swanstra (Beaverton) $1.50; S. 
S.: Grand Rapids, $8.37; Shepherd, $7.37; 
Indv.: Mrs. Harry Carmer, $10; Ruth Dan- 

ner, $50, 229 04 

Minnesota— $122.40 

Cong.: Root River, $96.44; Mrs. J. E. 
Owen (Root River) $5; No. 87283 (Minne- 
apolis) $2.50; Mrs. Susan Henninger (Ne- 
madji) $2; S. S. : Bethel, $4.46; Indv.: J. 
P. Harper, $12, 122 40 

Missouri— $40.65 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Geo. R. Eller (M. N.) 
(Kansas City) $.50; S. S.: Happy Hill, $5, 5 50 

No. Dist., Cong.: Emma VanTrump (Wa- 
kenda) $15; Mrs. J. W. Stouffer (So. St. 
Joseph) $1.15; In memory of Lee Lester 
Marti (No. Bethel) $2; S. S.: "Bible Class" 
(No. St. Joseph) $7, 25 15 

So. W. Dist., Cong.: D. S. Hylton (Fair- 
view) $5; J. B. Hylton (Fairview) $5, 10 00 


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Nebraska— $23.27 

Cong.: Octavia, $6.30; Lincoln, $6.50; So. 
Beatrice, $5.77; C. J. Lichty (Beatrice) 

$4.70, 23 27 

New Mexico— $25.09 

S. S. Clovis, $20.40; Young People's Class 

(Clovis) $4.69, 25 09 

North Carolina— $60.35 

Cong.: Sheltontown, $4; Brummets Creek, 
$4.50; S. S.: Melvin Hill, $1.85; Indv. : G. 

D. Ridings, $50, 60 35 

North Dakota— $6.25 

S. S.: Egeland, 6 25 

Ohio— $620.93 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: Black River, $32.73; 
Canton Center, $15; Sarah A. Dupler (Jona- 
than Creek) $15; Louisa Burkhart (Tusca- 
rawas) $6; Esther Carper (Canton City) 
$2; C. I. Shrock & Wife (Akron) $25; S. 
S.: Owl Creek, $9.03; Woodworth, $13.10; 
Springfield, $55.30; Indv.: Mrs. Maria B. 
Miller, $1; Zuma & Walter Reichenbach, 
$15, 189 16 

N. W. Dist., Cong.: Lima, $10; Dupong, 
$5.64; S. H. Vore & Wife (Lima) $25; 
Susanna Reppert (Lick Creek) $5; S. S. : 
Deshler, $1.90; " Home Builder " Class 
(Greenspring) $9.65; Walut Grove (Silver 
Creek) $8.65; Sand Ridge, $5.57; Indv.: J. 
N. Martin, $5, 76 41 

So. Dist., Cong.: E. Dayton, $23.20; Bear 
Creek, $59.11; Lower Miami, $50.93; W. Mil- 
ton, $31.25; Pitsburg, $26.25; Mrs. Geo. Sotz- 
ing (W. Milton) $2; John H. Rinehart 
(Salem) $5; John Troutwine (Greenville) $5; 
J. Q. Neher & Wife (Oakland) $70; No. 
87830 (W. Dayton) $10; Essie Stoner (Sidney) 
$5; S. S.: Greenville, $7.10; Harris Creek, 
$6.44; Pitsburg, $17.32; Happy Corner (Lower 
Stillwater) $9.76; Christian Endeavor (Trot- 
wood) $25; Indv.: Frank Ward & Wife, 

$2, 355 36 

Oklahoma— $13.00 

Oklahoma Live Wire Union, $10; Indv.: 
G. E. Wales, $2; Bertha Ryan Shirk, $1, .. 13 00 

Oregon— $11.76 

Cong.: Myrtle Point, $3.76; A. B. & Lizzie 
Q. Coover (Grants Pass) $5; Bro. Wise- 
carver (Williams-Grants Pass) $2, 11 76 

Pennsylvania— $6,241.28 

E. Dist., Cong.: Midway, $68; Lake Ridge, 
$25; Fredericksburg, $48.26; Elizabethtown, 
$1,025.71; Mechanic Grove, $30; Mingo, 
$16.53; Shamokin, $7; E. Petersburg, $47.38; 
S. Frances Harner (Lancaster) $4.80; Paul 
M. Binner (Midway) $5; A. W. Felker 
(Lancaster) $25; Samuel G. Gottshall (Mingo) 
$100; Simon P. Shirk (Ephrata) $6; A 
Sister (Indian Creek) $25; Rosalinda Young 
(Indian Sreek)$25; A Sister (Indian Creek) 
$25; S. S.: Reading, $64.85; Mountville, 
$10.19; Lebanon (Midway) $84; Chiques, 
$6.25; So. Annville (Annville) $34; Ann- 
ville, $75; Shamokin, $2.80; Hatfield, $33.82; 
Ephrata, $24.45; E. Fairview, $21.16; Spring 
Creek, $61.70; "Willing Worker's Class," 

E. Petersburg, $25; Gleaners Class (Akron) 

$5; Indv.: No. 87088, $10, 1,904 58 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Lewistown, $615.61; 
Curry ville (Woodbury) $9.55; Roaring Spring, 
$133.03; Cherry Lane, $10; Burnham, $25; 
Woodbury, $142.20; A. B. Wakefield (Augh- 
wick) $5; Jeremiah Klepser (Clover Creek) 
$25; Mary A. Kinsey (Dunnings Creek) 
$20; S. S.: Maitland (Dry Valley) $5; Curry- 
ville (Woodbury) $7.84; Snyder Cross Road 
(Woodbury) $12.60; Tyrone, $23.95; Artemas, 
$2.83; Martinsburg (Clover Creek) $26.14; 
" Willing Workers Class," Replogle (Wood- 
bury) $3.54, 1,067 29 

So. Dist., Cong.: Upper Conewago, $93.43; 
Antietam, $29.32; Lost Creek, $80.42; No. 
87924 (Waynesboro) $1,000; S. D. Glick & 
Wife (York) $3; No. 87127 (Ringgold (An- 
tietam) $100; Mrs. Edith G. Miller (Waynes- 

boro) $2; Master Richard Miller (Waynes- 
boro) $1; Anna Miller (Waynesboro) $1; 
S. S.: Brown's Mill (Falling Spring) $17.87; 
Melrose (L T pper Codorus) $6.24; New Fair- 
view, $14.37; " Wide Awake " Class, Brown's 
Mill (Falling Spring) $8.81; "Golden Glean- 
ers " Class, Upton (Back Creek) $30; " Al- 
ways There " Class (Waynesboro) $18.75; 
"Truth Seekers" Class, Good Will (Lost 
Creek) $25; S. S. & Missionary Association, 
Waynesboro, $303.22; Aid Soc. : York, $25, . . 1,759 43 

S. E. Dist., Cong.: Brooklyn, $48.95; Nor- 
ristown, $18.82; Germantown, $90.10; A Sis- 
ter (Royersford) $15; Green Tree, $100; S. 
S.: Germantown (Phila.) $20.90; Parker 
Ford, $214.98; Norristown, $23.32; Coventry, 
$180; Aid Soc: Parker Ford, $50; Junior En- 
deavor Soc: Germantown Phila.) $3.45; 
Indv.: D. G. Hendricks, $3, 768 52 

W. Dist., Cong. : Cowanshannock (Plum 
Creek) $10; Congs. of District, $383.23; 
Miss Lucinda Holsopple (Locust Grove) 
$.65; D. G. Seese (Nanty Glo) $2.10; Mrs. 
S. J. Wareham (Pittsburgh) $3.65; Geo. L. 
Foster & Wife (Pittsburgh) $5; Mrs. Annie 
Link (Maple Grove) (Tohnstown) $3; R. E. 
Reed (Mount Union) $25; S. S.: Children of 
Rummel, $115.82; Wilpen (Ligonier) $10.94; 
Good Will (Lost Creek) $10.50; Convention 
of Circuit No. 1, $169.57; Indv.: Rebecca 
Wonsettler, $2, 741 46 

Virginia— $489.22 

E. Dist., Cong.: Nokesville, $53; C. B. I. 
S. (Mt. Carmel) $13.90; Fairfax, $20; Stella 
Miller (Nokesville) $4; Viola R. Miller 
(Nokesville) $4; S. S.: Mt. Carmel, $24.39; 
Valley, $25.16; Drainesville (Fairfax) $1.51; 
Indv.: No. 87801, $50, 195 96 

First Dist., Cong.: Mt. Joy, $9.75; Mrs. 
Sallie E. Pursley (Mt. Joy) $3; S. S.: 
Pleasant View (Chestnut Grove) $7.18; 
Indv.: John W. Jamison, $1, 20 93 

No. Dist., Cong.: Lost River (Upper Lost 
River) $9; Powells Fort, $4; Pleasant View, 
$19.55; Rileyville (Mt. Zion) $29.13; Garbers 
Church (Cooks Creek) $11.25; Geo. J. Hoover 
& Wife (Woodstock) $3; S. S.: Dayton 
(Cooks Creek) $12.27; Salem, $11.23; Riley- 
ville (Mt. Zion) $19.52, 118 95 

Sec. Dist., Cong.: Staunton, $10; Barren 
Ridge, $9.67; Middle River, $50.04; C. D. 
Gilbert (Mt. Vernon) $2; J. B. Coffman 
(Beaver Creek) $2.50; Bettie F. Lamb (Bar- 
ren Ridge) $5; Ira L. & Cora V. Garber 
(Middle River) $5; D. J. Simmons (Head- 
waters) $10; S. S.: Sangerville, $12; Indv.: 
Addison Crummett, $12, 118 21 

So. Dist., Cong, of Dist., $23.17; Pauline 
Nolley (Christiansburg) $10; D. C. Bowman 
(Bethlehem) $2, 35 17 

Washington— $117.76 

Cong.: Olympia, $37.70; Thelma Danilson 
(Mt. Hope) $2; Sherman Stookey & Wife 
(Olympia) $20; James & Mamie Wagoner 
(Okanogan Valley) $10; John R. Peters (M. 
N.) (Wenatchee Valley) $.50; S. S.: Wenat- 
chee Park, $30; Mt. Hope, $13.56; Indv.: 
Mrs. A. Pruesler, $1; No. 66, $3, 117 76 

West Virginia— $15.00 

First Dist., Cong.: O. S. Miller (Beaver 
Run), 2 00 

Sec. Dist., Cong.: Hannah Czigan (Pleas- 
ant Valley) $.50; M. C. Czigan (Pleasant 
Valley) $5; M. J. Reiser (Pleasant Valley) 
$.50; Mary Spurgeon (Pleasant Valley) $2; 

Indv.: Jesse Judy, $3; J. F. Ross, $2 13 00 

Wisconsin— $124.72 

Cong.: Chippewa Valley, $4.75; A. S. Bru- 
baker (M. N.) (Rice Lake) $.50; Manasee 
Moser & Family (Chippewa Valley) $10; 
Cong. & S. S.: Maple Grove, $2; S. S. : 
White Rapids, $3; Stanley, $3.47; Indv.: J. 
M. Fruit, $100; Mrs. Phoebe Barber, $1, ... 124 72 

Total for the month $12,87132 


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Total previously reported, 68,874 55 

Correction No. 17, 
Correction No. 18, 

81,745 87 

269 00 

5 22 

Total for the year, $81,47165 

Kansas— $6.70 

N. E. Dist., S. S.: Richland Center, 6 70 

Louisiana— $10.96 

S. S.: Roanoke, 10 96 

Missouri— $9.00 

S. W. Dist., S. S.: Carthage, 9 00 

North Dakota— $8.50 

S. S. : Minot, 8 50 

Ohio— $16.92 

N. W. Dist., S. S.: No. Poplar Ridge 

(Poplar Ridge), 16 92 

Pennsylvania— $118.31 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: James Creek, 2 07 

S. E. Dist., Cong.: Bethany (Phila.), .... 100 00 

W. .Dist., S. S.: Diamondsville (Manor), 16 24 

South Dakota— $15.00 

S. S. : Willow Creek, 15 00 

Virginia— $101.85 

E. Dist., S. S.: Nokesville, 42 40 

Sec. Dist., Cong.: Sangerville, $11.70; S. 
S.: Bridgewater, $22.75; Aid Soc. : Sanger- 
ville, $25, 59 45 

Washington— $40 .00 

S. S.: Whitestone, 40 00 

Wisconsin— $8.60 

S. S.: Chippewa Valley, $.98; Rice Lake, 
$7.62, 8 60 

Total for the month, $ 335 84 

Total previously reported, 2,423 32 

Total for the year, $ 2,759 16 


Illinois— $57.00 

No. Dist., Bethany Volunteers, First Chi- 
cago, 57 00 

Indiana— $161.50 

Mid. Dist., Students and Faculty of Man- 
chester College, 161 50 

Total for the month, $ 218 50 

Total previously reported, 2,256 22 

Total for the year, $ 2,474 72 

Illinois— $135.92 

No. Dist., Cong.: Cherry Grove, $14.07; 
Lanark, $22.35; Bethany Volunteers, $99.50, 135 92 

Total for the month, $ 135 92 

Total previously reported, 14 00 

Total for the year, $ 149 92 

California— $75.00 

So. Dist., Aid Societies, 75 00 

Florida— $20.00 

Aid Societies, 20 00 

Idaho— $10.00 

Aid Societies, 10 00 

Illinois— $32.00 

No. Dist., Aid Soc: Freeport, $5; Aid 
Societies, $22, 27 00 

So. Dist., Aid Soc: LaMotte Prairie 5 00 

Indiana— $211.50 

Mid. Dist., Aid Soc: Dorcas (Mexico) 
$19; Aid Societies. $167.50, 186 50 

No. Dist., Aid Soc: No. Liberty, 25 00 

Kansas— $71.50 

S. E. Dist., Aid Societies 61 50 

S. W. Dist., Aid Soc: 1st Wichita, 10 00 

Michigan— $26.00 

Aid Soc: Sunfield, $2; Aid Societies, $24, 26 00 

Ohio— $167.10 

N. W. Dist., Aid Societies 167 10 

Pennsylvania— $295.00 

E. Dist., Aid Soc: Chiques, $24; Midway, 
$12.50; Heidleberg, $7.50 44 00 

So. Dist., Aid Societies, 30 00 

S. E. Dist., Aid Soc: Germantown (Phila.) 
$50; Ambler, $10; Green Tree, $45; Harmony- 
ville, $50; Wilmington, $1; Bethany (Phila.) 

$15; First Phila., $50 22100 

Texas— $15.00 

Aid Societies, 15 00 

Virginia— $70.00 
No. Dist., Aid Societies, 70 00 

Total for the month, $ 993 10 

Total previously reported, 1,042 00 

Total for the year, $ 2,035 10 

Illinois— $10.10 

No. Dist., S. S.: Mt. Morris, 10 10 

Indiana— $41.14 

So. Dist., Cong.: Rossville, $26.14; Aid 
Soc: Junior & Senior, White Branch (Net- 
tle Creek) $15, 41 14 

Michigan— $10.00 

Indv.: Mrs. Harry Carmer, 10 00 

Missouri— $58.00 

No. Dist., Con?.: I. L. Ellenberger & Fam- 
ily (Smith Fork), 20 00 

S. E. Dist., Cong.: Broadwater, 38 00 

North Dakota— $6.00 

Cong.: Willow Grove, 6 00 

Pennsylvania — $5.00 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. Eleanor J. Brum- 
baugh (Huntingdon), 2 00 

So. Dist., Cong.: H. K. Latshaw (Upper 
Cumberland) $2; Indv.: Mary E. Bixler, $1, 3 00 

Washington— $12.00 

S. S.: Ellisford (Okanogan Valley), 12 00 

Wisconsin— $25.00 

Indv.: J. M. Fruit, 25 00 

Total for the month, $ 167 24 

Total previously reported, 755 15 

Total for the year, $ 922 39 


Illinois— $9.05 

Xo. Dist., S. S.: Mt. Morris, 9 05 

Pennsylvania— $43.73 

E. Dist., S. S.: Hummelstown (Spring 
Creek), 27 58 

W. Dist., Cong.: Walnut Grove, 16 15 

Tennessee— $2.00 

Cong.: W. C. Gammon & Wife (Meadow 

Branch) 2 00 

Wisconsin — $5.70 

S. S. : Rice Lake, 5 70 

Total for the month, $ 60 48 

Total previously reported, 654 96 

Total for the year, $ 715 44 

California— $21.89 

No. Dist., S. S.: Berean Bible Class, Oak- 
land, 2189 

Indiana— $7.29 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Sugar Creek, 7 29 

Maryland— $812.05 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Brownsville, $62.05; 

Hagerstown, $750, 812 05 

Minnesota— $1.00 

Cong.: Mary Henninger (Nemadji), 100 

Missouri— $20.00 
No. Dist., Cong. : I. L. Ellenberger & Fam- 


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ily (Smith Fork), 20 00 

North Carolina— $150.00 

Indv.: C. R. Faw & Wife, 150 00 

Ohio— $27.55 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: Cleveland 23 26 

So. Dist., S. S.: Middletown 4 29 

Pennsylvania— $392.42 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: No. 87189 (Burnham) 
$100; S. S.: Leamersville, $25, 125 00 

S. E. Dist., S. S.: Green Tree, 100 00 

W. Dist., Cong.: Morrellville, $100; S. S.: 

Morrellville, $67.42, 167 42 


First Dist., Indv.: Fannie R. Will, 100 00 

No. Dist., S. S.: Timberville, $109.51; 
" Always Faithful " Class (Timberville) 
$28.14, 137 65 

Sec. Dist., Indv.: Unknown donor of W. 
Augusta, 5 00 

So. Dist., Aid Soc: Monte Vista (Bethle- 
hem) 10 00 

West Virginia— $2.00 

First Dist., Indv.: Clay Kimble, 2 00 

Total for the month, ..$ 1,686 85 

Total previously reported, 3,478 11 

Total for the year, $ 5,164 96 

Illinois— $503.35 

No. Dist., S. S.: Mt. Morris, $3.35; Indv.: 
In memory of the mother of Myra Forney 

Witmer and brother, $500 503 35 

Indiana— $1.00 

So. Dist., Indv.: B. L. Layman, 100 

Iowa— $10.00 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: S. W. & Ida E. Book 

(Panther Creek), 10 00 

Kansas— $11.00 

N. E. Dist., S. S.: Young Men's Class, 

Morrill, 1100 

Maryland— $35.00 

E. Dist., Cong.: E. F. Clark & Family 
(Washington City) $5; Indv.: W. A. Hoch- 

stedler & Wife, $30, 35 00 

Nebraska— $5.00 

Cong. : A Helper (Silver Lake), 5 00 

Ohio— $22.82 

So. Dist., S. S.: Country (Union City) 
$12.82; Young People's Dept., (Cincinnati) 

$10, 22 82 

Pennsylvania— $401.29 

E. Dist., S. S.: Hummelstown (Spring 
Creek), 27 59 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: No. 87807 (Lewistown) 
$5; Missionary Society & Rockhill S. S. 
(Aughwick) $17.15 22 15 

S. E. Dist., S. S.: Parker Ford, ^37.33; 
Harmony ville, $42.72, 80 05 

So. Dist., Cong.: Shippensburg (Ridge) 
$31.50; S. S. and Missionary Association, 
Waynesboro, $80, Ill 50 

W. Dist., Cong.: Pittsburgh, 160 00 

Total for the month, $ 989 46 

Total previously reported, 3,252 29 

Total for the year, $ 4,241 75 

Florida— $50.00 

Indv.: Eld. J. E. Young, 50 00 

Iowa— $13.50 

No. Dist., S. S.: Men's Bible Class (So. 

Waterloo) 13 50 

Mary land— $80 .00 

E. Dist., Cong.: E. C. Bixler & Wife 
(Pipe Creek) $40; S. S.: Berean Bible 

Class (Pipe Creek) $40, 80 00 

New York— $10.00 

Indv.: Prof. & Mrs. C. C. Maderia, Jr., .. 10 00 

Pennsylvania — $50.00 

E. Dist., C. W. S.: Indian Creek, 50 00 

Virginia— $20.00 

Sec. Dist., Aid Soc: Bridgewater, 20 00 

Total for the month, $ 223 50 

Total previously reported, 1,069 80 

Total for the year, $ 1,293 30 


Indiana— $35.00 

So. Dist., Cong.: Chas. Pearson (Fair- 
view), 35 00 

Iowa— $5.00 

So. Dist., S. S.: Primary Class, Liberty - 

ville 5 00 

Maryland— $22.55 

W. Dist., S. S.: Maple Grove, 22 55 

Pennsylvania— $204.64 

E. Dist., S. S.: Lititz 75 74 

Mid. Dist., Aid Soc: Koontz 35 00 

So. Dist., S. S.: "Alpha Class" (Car- 
lisle), 25 00 

W. Dist., S. S.: Maple Glen, $17.50; Pike 
Run (Middle Creek) $11.40; Aid Soc: Mey- 
ersdale, $30, 58 90 

Total for the month, $ 257 19 

Total previously reported 1,313 32 

Total for the year, $ 1,570 51 

California— $25.00 

So. Dist., S. S. : "Abiding Branches" 

Class (1st Los Angeles), 25 00 

Illinois— $75.00 

No. Dist., S. S.: Douglas Park (First 
Chicago) $50; " Faithful Workers " Class 

(Franklin Grove) $25 75 00 

Iowa— $15.00 

No. Dist., S. S.: "Live Wires" Class 

(Kingsley), 15 00 

Maryland— $50.00 

E. Dist., S. S.: "The Early Bible Class" 
(Woodberry) (Bait.), 25 00 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: "Altruistic Bible Class " 

(Hag*erstown), ' 25 00 

Minnesota— $25.00 

S. S.: Elementary Dept., Monticello, .... 25 00 

Missouri— $9.00 

S. W. Dist., Cong.: Rebecca Mays (Cedar 

County), 9 00 

North Dakota— $50.00 

S. S.: " The Beacon Light Class " (Minot), 50 00 
Ohio— $75.00 

N. W. Dist., Cong.: Claude G. Vore (Lima) 

$25; S. S.: Black Swamp, $50, 75 00 

Oregon— $12.50 

S. S.: Newberg, 12 50 

Pennsylvania— $674.00 

E. Dist., Cong.: No. 87706 (Elizabethtown) 
$150; S. S.: "Other Folks" Class (Hatfield) 
$25, 175 00 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: Williamsburg, $50; 
Roaring Spring, $50; " Sunshine " Class 
(Roaring Spring) $25, 125 00 

S. E. Dist., Cong.: Brooklyn, 25 00 

So. Dist., Cong. : Jacob G. Aldinger 
(Yor^k), 100 00 

W. Dist., S. S.: Loyal Men's Bible Class 
(Rummel) $100; Junior Classes of Maple 
Spring (Quemahoning) $24; " Willing Help- 
ers " Class, Diamondville (Manor) $25; 
Woman's Adult Bible Class (Geiger) $25; 
" Sunshine " Class, Maple Spring (Quema- 
honing) $50; C. W. S.: Meyersdale Adult, 
$25, 249 00 

Total for the month, $ 1,010 50 

Total previously reported, 4,183 34 

Total for the year, $ 5,193 84 


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California— $55.14 

No. Dist., Cong.: Guy Whitney & Wife 
in memory of their daughter Esther (Laton) 
$35.56; S. S.: Boys & Girls (Laton) $14.58; 
Beginners' Dept. (Oakland) $3; Senior Girls' 

Class (Oakland) $2, 55 14 

Colorado— $194.36 

E. Dist., Cong.: Denver, $57.12; S. S.: 
Children (Antioch) $80.68, 137 80 

W. Dist., S. S.: Fruita, $10.79; "Busy 

Bees" (Fruita) $45.77, 56 56 

Florida— $5.00 

Cong.: Z. L. M. (Sebring), 5 00 

Idaho— $34.55 

S. S.: Fruitland, 34 55 

Illinois— $57.69 

No. Dist., Cong.: Martha, Wilbur, For- 
rest & Ruth Stern (Waddams Grove) $5.30; 
S. S.: Juniors (Naperville) $6; Children 
(Elgin) $7.60; West Branch, $7.19; Junior 
Society (Dixon) $20.60, 46 69 

So. Dist., S. S. : 5 Junior and 3 Primary 

children (La Motte Prairie) 1100 

Indiana— $364.91 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: Manchester, $240.40; 
Children of Primary Dept. (Eel River) $8; 
Junior Class (W. Eel River) $8.40, 256 80 

No. Dist., Cong.: Nappanee, $6; S. S. : 
Wakarusa, $12; Small Children (Shipshe- 
wana) $10; Primary Dept. (Walnut) $10.50; 
Pine Creek (West Goshen) $33.75; Classes 3 
and 4 (Wakarusa) $8.10, 80 35 

So. Dist., S. S.: Children (Arcadia) $25.76; 
Primary Dept. (Four Mile) $2, 27 76 

Iowa— $97.00 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: Beaver, $7; " Blue Bird " 
Class (Panther Creek) $15.50, 22 50 

No. Dist., S. S.: Union Ridge (Franklin 
Co.) $5.60; Hustlers & Rustlers (Kingsley) 

$68.90, 74 50 

Kansas— $25.51 

N. E. Dist., S. S.: Children (Ottawa), .. 10 25 

S. W. Dist., S. S.: Primary & Junior 

Depts. (Lamed Rural), 15 26 

Maryland— $214.09 

E. Dist., S. S.: Intermediate Class of 
Rocky Ridge (Monocacy) $1.46; Primary 
Class, Rocky Ridge (Monocacy) $1.37; 
Children (Washington City) $136.70; Girls' 
Intermediate Class, Westminster (Meadow 
Branch) $5; Primary Children of Blue 

Ridge (Pipe Creek) $59.56, 214 09 

Michigan— $24.76 

S. S.: Midland, $2.50; Children's Dept. 
(Long Lake) $5; Primary & Junior Depts. 

(Battle Creek) $17.26, 24 76 

Missouri— $33.05 

No. Dist., S. S.: Bethany (Pleasant View) 
$19.65; Children (No. St. Joseph) $13.40, ... 33 05 

Nebraska— $220 .38 

S. S.: Beatrice, $20; Children (Bethel) 
$190.38; " Truth Seekers " Class (Omaha) 

$10 220 38 

Ohio— $526.16 

N. E. Dist., S. S.: Birthday money (Bal- 
tic) $7.50; 20 children & friends (E. Chip- 
pewa) $65.40; " Sunshine " Girls' Class 
(New Phila.) $3; Primary Dept. (Hartville) 
$79.14; Children (Ashland Dickey) $14.41; 
Children (Black River) $25.25; Junior Mis- 
sion Band: Olivet, $17.13 21183 

N. W. Dist., Cong.: Children of Mrs. Ada 
Whitman (Portage), 2 80 

So. Dist., Cong.: Miriam & Lester Stude- 
baker (New Carlisle) $5; S. S. : Bethel, 
$278.96; Junior Class, Wheatville (Upper 
Twin) $21.10; Children (West Branch) $6.47, 311 53 
Oregon— $6.00 

S. S.: Primary Class (Newberg), 6 00 

Pennsylvania — $146.30 

E. Dist., S. S.: Fairview (Peach Blossom) 
$15; Ridgely, $45.95; Hustlers Class (Chiques) 

$22; Aid Soc. : Heidleberg, $10, 92 95 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: Curryville (Woodbury) 
$10; Juniors of Waterside (New Enterprise) 
$8.63; Children of Salemville (New Enter- 
prise) $9.90; " Buds of Promise " Class 
(Woodbury) $6.25; Intermediate Class (New 
Enterprise) $1, 35 78 

W. Dist., S. S.: Primary Class, Berkey 
(Shade Creek) $5; Beginners' Dept. (Geiger) 
$2.06; Morrellville, $5.51; Aid Soc: Ligonier, 

$5, 17 57 

Tennessee — $10.50 

Cong.: Vernie Smith (Mountain Valley) 
$.50; Helen Carter (Mountain Valley) $3; 
J. V. Carter (Mountain Valley) $3; S. S. : 
Samuel Hilbert & Robert Ball of Junior 

Class (New Hope) $4, 10 50 

Virginia— $319.40 

E. Dist., S. S.: Hollywood, 5 91 

No. Dist., S. S.: Children of Linville 
Creek, 40 00 

Sec. Dist., S. S.: Barren Ridge, $3.03; 
" The King's Daughters " Class (Barren 
Ridge) $11.20; " The Busy Bees " (Barren 
Ridge) $3.55; Boys & Girls (Staunton) $10, 27 78 

So. Dist., S. S.: Children of Topeco, $14; 
Junior Workers' Club, Antioch, $13.40; 
Junior League: Pleasant Valley, $50.04; 
Burks Fork, $17; Junior Church League of 

District, $151.27, 245 71 

Washington— $482.52 

Cong.: Emma Kilmer (Tacoma) $3; S. 
S.: Children & Young People (Forest 
Center) $26.52; Children (Sunnyside) $453, .. 482 52 

Total for the month, $ 2,817 32 

Total previously reported, 7,723 75 

Total for the year, $10,54107 


Illinois— $30.00 

No. Dist., Cong.: Naperville, 30 00 

Iowa— $100.00 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Frank Rhodes (Dallas 

Center), 100 00 

Kansas — $2.10 

S. E. Dist., Cong.: M. Keller & Wife 

(Larned Rural), 2 10 

Maryland— $11.00 

E. Dist., S. S.: Intermediate Class, Blue 

Ridge (Pipe Creek), 1100 

Pennsylvania— $5.00 

Mid. Dist., Aid Soc: Woodbury, 5 00 

Total for the month, $ 148 10 

Total previously reported, 188 11 

Total for the year, $ 336 21 

Florida— $3.75 

S. S.: Lake Lotella (Sebring) 3 75 

Total for the month, $ 3 75 

Total previously reported, 15 00 

Total for the year $ 18 75 


Pennsylvania— $76.00 

So. Dist., S. S. and Missionary Associa- 
tion (Waynesboro), 76 00 

Total for the month, $ 76 00 

Total previously reported, 87 00 

Total for the month, $ 163 00 

California— $2.25 

No. Dist., S. S.: Junior Dept., Oakland, 2 25 

Illinois— $500.00 

No. Dist., Indv.: In memory of the mother 
of Myra Forney Witmer and brother, 500 00 


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Maryland— $5.00 

E. Dist., Cong.: E. F. Clark & Family 

(Washington City), 5 00 

Nebraska— $5.00 
Cong.: A Helper (Silver Lake), 5 00 

Ohio— $5.00 
N. E. Dist., S. S.: "Sunbeam" Class 

(Danville), 5 00 

Pennsylvania— $71.64 
E. Dist., D. V. B. S.: Bareville (Conestoga) 29 31 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: No. 87807 (Lewistown), 5 00 

S. E. Dist., S. S.: Parker Ford, 37 33 

Total for the month, $ 588 89 

Total previously reported, 4,985 57 

Total for the year $ 5,574 46 

Kansas— $30.00 

N. E. Dist., S. S.: Appanoose, 30 00 

Michigan— $4.18 

S. S.: Sugar Ridge, 4 18 

Missouri— $51.61 

No. Dist., S. S.: Wakenda, 5161 

Total for the month ...,....$ 85 79 

Total previously reported, 516 92 

Total for the year, $ 602 71 

Illinois— $20.33 

No. Dist., S. S.: Mt. Morris, 20 33 

Indiana— $17.50 

So. Dist., S. S.: "Live Wire" Class 

(Anderson), 17 50 

Pennsylvania — $11 .00 

W. Dist., S. S.: Morrellville, 1100 

Total for the month, $ 48 83 

Total previously reported, 220 90 

Total for the year, $ 269 73 

California— $59.90 

So. Dist., S. S.: Hermosa Beach, $9.90; 

"Loyal Bible Class" (Pasadena) $50, 59 90 

Illinois— $75.00 

So. Dist., S. S.: Woodland, 75 00 

Indiana— $100.00 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: Pleasant Dale, 25 00 

No. Dist., S. S.: "Winners' Class" (No. 
Winona) $25; Men's Bible Class (1st So. 

Bend) $50, 75 00 

Iowa— $15.00 

No. Dist., S. S.: "Live Wires" Class 

(Kingsley), 15 00 

Maryland— $181.25 

E. Dist., Cong.: A. L. B. Martin & Wife 
(Fulton Ave., Bait.) $50; Mission Study 
Class (Long Green Valley) $6.25; S. S. : 
Union Bridge (Pipe Creek) $25; Aid Soc: 
Westminster (Meadow Branch) $50, 131 25 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: "Altruistic Bible Class" 

Hagerstown, 50 00 

North Dakota— $25.00 

S. S.: Kenmare, 25 00 

Ohio— $25.00 

So. Dist., Aid Soc: Eversole, 25 00 

Pennsylvania — $66.58 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: Fairview, 41 58 

W. Dist., S. S.: "Live Wire" Class 

(Scalp Level), 25 00 

Virginia — $5.00 

E. Dist., Cong.: Davis Nolley & Wife 
(Valley), 5 00 

Total for the month, $ 552 73 

Total previously reported, 1,895 04 

Total for the year $ 2,447 77 

Iowa— $100.00 

No. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. Rebecca Heagley in 
memory of her husband and daughter (Shel- 
don), 100 00 

South Dakota— $100.00 

Cong.: Henry Heagley Family in memory 
of Mary Heagley (Willow Creek), : . 100 00 

Total for the month, $ 200 00 

Total previously reported, 507 84 

Total for the year $ 707 84 

Ohio— $10.00 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: A. L. Umbaugh & 

Wife (Ashland City), 10 00 

Pennsylvania— $35.78 

So. Dist., S. S. and Missionary Associa- 
tion (Waynesboro) 30 78 

W. Dist., S. S.: Hooversville, 5 00 

Total for the month, $ 45 78 

Total previously reported, 133 70 

Total for the year $ 179 48 

Illinois— $74.45 

No. Dist., S. S.: Mt. Morris (Hospital) 
$52.45; Booster Class (Rockford) (Hos- 
pital) $2, 54 45 

So. Dist., S. S.: "Signal Light" Class 

(Astoria), 20 00 

Indiana— $40.00 

No. Dist., Cong.: Nappanee, $12; S. S.: 
A Class (Center) $13; Beginners & Pri- 
mary Dept. (Middlebury) $8; Cyrus Steele's 

Class (Middlebury) $7, 40 00 

Iowa— $5.00 

Mid. Dist., Indv.: M. D. Helser, 5 00 

Maryland— $10.00 

E. Dist., Cong.: E. F. Clark & Family 

(Washington City), 10 00 

Minnesota— $4.10 

S. S.: Root River, 4 10 

Ohio— $10.00 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: A. L. Umbaugh & 

Wife (Ashland City), 10 00 

Oregon— $15.17 

S. S.: Grants Pass, 15 17 

Pennsylvania— $216.22 

E. Dist., S. S.: Midway (Hospital) $22.50; 
D. V. B. S.: Elizabethtown, $25.13, 47 63 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: No. 87807 (Lewistown), 10 00 

S. E. Dist., S. S.: Class No. 6 (First 
Phila.) (Shelter for car and wagons) $100; 
Parker Ford, $37.34,' 137 34 

So. Dist., S. S. and Missionary Associa- 
tion (Waynesboro) $10; Indv.: Blanche 
Griest (Hospital) $3, 13 00 

W. Dist., S. S.: Morrellville (Evang.), .. 8 25 

Total for the month $ 374 94 

Total previously reported, 3,345 83 

Total for the year, $ 3,720 77 

Indiana— $50.00 

No. Dist., S. S.: "Excelsior" Class 
(Yellow River), 50 00 

Maryland— $25.00 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: "Altruistic Bible Class" 

(Hagerstown), 25 00 

Ohio— $12.50 

N. W. Dist., S. S.: Young People of Oak 

Grove (Rome), 12 50 

Pennsylvania— $25.00 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: "Golden Rule Bible 
Class" (Lewistown), 25 00 

Total for the month, $ 112 50 

Total previously reported, 358 75 

Total for the year $ 47125 


The Missionary Visitor 


P enns y Ivan ia— $2.00 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. Eleanor J. Brum- 
baugh (Huntingdon), ' 2 00 

Total for the month, $ 2 00 

Total previously reported, 00 

Total for the year, $ 2 00 

California— $13.67 

No. Dist., Cong.: Laton, $13.17; Anna 

Hylton (McFarland) $.50, 13 67 

Florida— $2.00 

Indv.: No. 87540, 2 00 

Idaho— $16.77 

Cong.: Twin Falls, $3.85; S. S.: Fruitland, 

$12.92, 16 77 

Illinois— $29.47 

No. Dist., S. S.: Mt. Morris, 2 09 

So. Dist., Cong.: Woodland, 27 38 

Indiana— $199.94 

No. Dist., Cong.: Pine Creek, $47.94; 1st 

So. Bend, $152, 199 94 

Iowa— $19.00 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Iowa River, 14 00 

No. Dist., S. S.: Union Ridge (Franklin 

Co.), 5 00 

Maryland— $22.24 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Pleasant View, 22 24 

Michigan— $6.75 

Cong. : Grand Rapids, 6 75 

Minnesota— $10.00 

Cong. & S. S.: Winona, 10 00 

Missouri— $14.21 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Turkey Creek, 6 75 

No. Dist., Cong.: Pleasant View, 7 46 

Nebraska— $10.00 

Cong.: Omaha, 10 00 

Ohio— $10.00 

So. Dist., Indv.: Annie May Calvert and 

Lucinda Ann Hixson, ■ 10 00 

Oregon— $13.00 

S. S.: Ashland, 13 00 

Pennsylvania — $371.45 

E. Dist., Cong.: Palmyra, $56.79; Eliza- 
bethtown, $25; Sister E. M. Grosh (W. 
Green Tree) $15; S. S. : Spring Creek, $37.32; 
Bareville (Conestoga) $24; Heidleberg, $18.88; 
Springville, $45.64; Mohrsville (Maiden 
Creek) $47.91; Lansdale (Hatfield) $20; Man- 
heim (White Oak) $25; Aid Soc. : Heidle- 
berg, $10, 325 54 

So. Dist., S. S.: Pleasant Hill (Codorus), 13 56 

W. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. S. S. Knavel (Johns- 
town) $5; S. S.: Roxbury, $20; Morrellville, 

$7.35, 32 35 

Virginia— $91.03 

So. Dist., Cong.: Antioch 46 56 

No. Dist., Cong.: H. H. Hansenfluck 
(Salem) $5; S. S. : Timberville, $4.32; Aid 
Soc: Linville Creek, $25; Indv.: Mrs. Frank 
Stultz, $2, 36 32 

Sec. Dist., Cong.: Little River (Elk Run) 
$3.27; S. S.: White Hill (Mt. Vernon) $4.88, 8 15 

Wisconsin— $25.00 

Indv.: J. M. Fruit, 25 00 

Total for the month, $ 854 53 

Total previously reported, 3,167 63 

Total for the year, $ 4,022 16 

Indiana— $3.00 

So. Dist., Cong.: R. M. Arndt (White), .. 3 00 

Total for the month, $ 300 

Total previously reported 30 00 

Total for the year, $ 33 00 

California— $6.78 
No. Dist., S. S.: Patterson 6 78 

Colorado — $5.48 

E. Dist., Cong.: Antioch, 5 48 

Illinois— $102.26 

No. Dist., Cong.: Hickory Grove, $25; 

Franklin Grove, $77.26, 102 26 

Indiana— $97.00 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Pleasant View, 50 00 

No. Dist., Cong.: New Paris 3S00 

So. Dist., Cong.: Kokomo, 12 00 

Iowa— $200.00 

So. Dist., Cong.: English River, 200 00 

Maryland— $218.32 

E. Dist., Cong.: New Windsor (Pipe 
Creek) $50; Pipe Creek, $125; S. S. : Blue 
Ridge College (Pipe Creek) $23.32; Indv.: 

No. 87106, $20, 218 32 

Minnesota — $3.55 

Cong.: Lewistown, 3 55 

Missouri— $15.00 

No. Dist., Cong.: Shelby Co., 15 00 

Ohio— $64.05 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: E. Chippewa, $19.05; 

Goshen, $45, 64 05 

Pennsylvania — $514.13 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Huntingdon, $508.86; 

S. S.: Yellow Creek, $5.27, 514 13 

Virginia— $114.75 

No. Dist'., Cong.: Woodstock, 8 75. 

So. Dist., Congs., 106 00 

Washington — $8.43 

S. S.: No. Spokane, 8 43 

West Virginia— $20.00 

First Dist., North Fork, $14; Seneca, $6, 20 00 

Total for the month, $ 1,369 75 

Total previously reported 53,113 70 

Total for the year, $54,483 45 

Iowa— $4.65 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Garrison, 4 65 

Pennsylvania — $15.00 

E. Dist., S. S.: Manheim (White Oak), .. 15 00 

So. Dist., S. S.: Good Will (Lost Creek), 10 83 

Total for the month, $ 30 48 

Total previously reported, 252 69 

Total for the year, $ 283 17 

Calif or nia— $594 .00 

No. Dist., Lindsay Cong, for Dr. Ida 
Metzger, 375 00 

So. Dist., La Verne Cong, for E. D. Vani- 
man & Wife; L. A. Blickenstaff & Wife 

and J. I. Kaylor, 219 00 

Idaho— $200.00 

Congs. for Dr. D. L. Horning, $97; for An- 
netta C. Mow, $53; Nezperce S. S. for Dr. 

D. L. Horning, $50, 200 00 

Illinois— $660.90 

No. Dist., J. E. Wolf & Daughter Edna 
(Franklin Grove) for Mae Wolf, $500; Frank- 
lin Grove Cong, for Bertha Butterbaugh, 
$35.90, 535 90 

So. Dist., Virden S. S. for Dr. Laura 

Cottrell, 125 00 

Indiana— $614.10 

No. Dist., S. S.'s for Mary Schaeffer and 
Minerva Metzger, 203 88 

So. Dist., Arcadia Cong, for W. J. Heisey, 
$13.70; S. S.'s for W. J. Heisey, $136.30; 
Locust Grove S. S. (Nettle Creek) for Ina 

M. Kaylor, $260.22, 410 22 

Iowa — $550.00 

Mid. Dist., Cedar Rapids Cong, for Emma 

Horning 550 00 

Kansas— $22.20 

S. E. Dist., Galesburg Cong., $8; Lizzie 
Shank (New Hope) $5; Parsons S. S., $9.20 
for Emma H. Eby, 22 20 


The Missionary Visitor 


Maryland— $250.00 

E. Dist., " Morning Star Bible Class," 
Fulton Ave., Baltimore, for Mrs. Ina M. 

Kaylor, 250 00 

Missouri— $7.00 

Mid. Dist., Happy Hill Cong, for Jennie 

Mohler 7 00 

Nebraska— $63.92 

Bethel Cong, for R. C. Flory, 63 92 

Ohio— $1,495.08 

N. E. Dist., Hartville Cong, for Anna 
Brumbaugh, $50; Owl Creek Cong, for Lola 
Helser, $10, - 60 00 

N. W. Dist., S. S.'s for Hattie Z. Alley, 118 24 

So. Dist., Salem Cong, for Minnie F. 
Bright, $30.75; Poplar Grove Cong., $36.09; 
S. S.'s $1,000 for O. C. Sollenberger & Eliza- 
beth Baker; Bear Creek S. S. for Anna 

Lichty, $250 1,316 84 

Pennsylvania— $1,871.95 

Mid. Dist., Huntingdon Cong, for J. M. 
Blough, $500; New Enterprise Cong, for 
Sara G. Replogle, $470; Francis Baker & 
Wife (Everett) for Feme H. Coffman 
(Dec'd) $200; Jos. Crawford & Wife (Everett) 
for Dr. Carl Coffman, $20 1,190 00 

So. Dist., Missionary Association (Waynes- 
boro) for Lizzie N. Flory, 250 00 

W. Dist., Red Bank Cong, for Beahm, 
Shumaker, Clapper & Widdowson, $7.95; 
Bolivar Cong, for Marie Brubaker, $19; 
Pittsburgh Cong, for Leland S. Brubaker, 
$60; John L. Daily & Wife (Walnut Grove) 
for E. H. Eby, $240; " Good Samaritan 
Bible Class " (Johnstown) for Anna M. 

Hutchison, $105, 431 95 

Virginia— $355.10 

First Dist., Pleasant View S. S. (Chest- 
nut Grove) for Rebecca C. Wampler 50 00 

Sec. Dist., . Barren Ridge Cong, for Nora 
Flory, $85; Pleasant Valley Cong, for Edna 
R. Flory, $200; Elk Run Cong, for Sara Z. 

Myers, $20.10, 305 10 

Washington— $42.60 

Wenatchee Valley Cong, for Ada Dunning, 42 60 

West Virginia— $68.00 

First Dist., Eglon Cong, for Anna B. Mow, 68 00 

Total for the month, $ 6,794 85 

Total previously reported, 45,025 54 

$ 51,820 39 
Correction No. 17, 269 00 

Total for the year, $52,089 39 


(Continued from Page 117) 

Bible stories. These Bible women are often 
instrumental in bringing girls into the Chris- 
tian schools. The woman missionary may 
organize Welfare Clubs in different parts of 
the city or in the villages. These clubs 
have to do with hygiene, sanitation, good- 
fellowship, neighborliness, home making, 
child psychology, and other useful and prac- 
tical subjects. This home work brings a 
new life, the life abundant, to these who 
dwell inside the walls within walls. 

Next let us peep into that row of build- 
ings over there. Here are the little tots 
busy at their games, tops, pictures and col- 
ored bits of paper. In another room are 

the older children with their books and 
pencils, their drawing and all kinds of hand- 
work. They are reading, writing, figuring, 
weaving and knitting, all preparing to help 
make the world a better place to live. Here 
is work a-plenty for the woman missionary. 
There are literary societies, hygiene clubs, Y. 
W. C. A.'s, teachers' meetings, institutes, 
special group meetings for all ages, devo- 
tionals, special religious services. Every girl 
is to her as an adopted daughter. Wonder- 
ful opportunity! Unlimited possibilities for 
service ! 

That big building yonder is the hospital. 
Step inside. See those rows of beds in the 
large room; private rooms are on the other 
side of the hall. Here are the rich and 
poor. Yes, in this building many an im- 
penetrable wall of prejudice and opposition 
has crumbled to dust. Some became ill be- 
cause of sin ; others that God's power and 
love might be made manifest. What a 
privilege for the woman missionary to make 
more comfortable the suffering, to tell of 
the Great Healer and to radiate God's love 
from her Spirit-filled life. 


(Continued from Page 114) 

the conditions of the growing organization. 
It is both interesting and encouraging to 
one who was a charter member, and one 
of the first officers of the movement, to 
look back over more than a decade and see 
the phenomenal advance that has taken place 
in this time. One has a feeling of deep 
humility as he sees how little we had planned 
at first, and then note how, year by year, 
the work has grown, and how the volun- 
teers have been able to move forward in 
the grand work and accomplish things that 
are really worth-while for our Leader. But 
along with the confession of our weakness- 
es and mistakes we have an abundance of 
praise and thanksgiving for the way that 
God has been able to work through the U. 
S. V. of the Church of the Brethren. The 
task has been well begun. God only knows 
what will be accomplished through the or- 
ganization during the next decade. May 
he prosper the growth and activity of the 
volunteers to his glory and for the enlarge- 
ment of his kingdom ! 




Supported in Whole or in Part by Funds Administered by the General Mission Board 
With the Year They Entered Service 


Spanhusvagen 38, Malmb, 

Graybill, J. F., 1911 
Graybill, AlLce M., 1911 
Buckingham, Ida, 1913 

Ping Ting Hsien, Shansi, 

Baker, Elizabeth, 1922 
Bright, J. Homer, 1911 
Bright, Minnie F., 1911 
Brubaker, Leland S., 1924 
Brubaker, Marie Woody, 

Clapper, V. Grace, 1917 
Coffman, Dr. Carl, 1921 
Dunning, Ada, 1922 
Flory, Ryron M., 1917 
Flory, Nora, 1917 
Flory, Edna R., 1917 
Horning, Emma, 1903 
Kreps, Esther E., 1924 
Neher, Minneva L, 1924 
Smith, W. Harlan, 1920 
Smith, Frances Sheller. 1920 
Sollenberger, O. C, 1919 
Sollenberger, Hazel C, 1919 
Vaniman, Ernest D., 1913 
Vaniman, Susie C, 1913 
Wampler, Dr. Fred J., 1913 
Wampler, Rebecca C, 1913 

Liao Chou, Shansi, China 

Flory, Raymond, 1914 
Flory, Lizzie N., 1914 
Horning, Dr. D. L., 1919 
Horning, Martha D., 1919 
Hutchison, Anna, 1913 
Oberholtzer, I. E., 1916 
Oberholtzer, Eliz. W., 1916 
Senger, Nettie M., 1916 
Seese, Norman A., 1917 
Seese, Anna, 1917 
Shock, Laura J., 1916 

Shou Yang, Shansi, China 

Cline, Mary E., 1920 
Heisey, Walter J., 1917 
Heisey, Sue R., 1917 
Schaeffer, Mary, 1917 

Tai Yuan, care of Y. M. C. 
A., Shansi, China 

Myers, Minor M., 1919 
Myers, Sara Z., 1919 
Ikenberry, E. L., 1922 
Ikenberry, Olivia Dickens, 

Ullom, Lulu, 1919 
On Furlough 
Bowman, Samuel B., 5802 

Maryland Ave., Chicago, 

111., 1918 
Bowman. Pearl S., 5802 

Maryland Ave., Chicago, 

111., 1918 
Cripe, Winnie E., 3538 Con- 
gress St., Chicago, 111., 


Crumpacker, F. H., Elgin, 
111., 1908 

Crumpacker, Anna N., El- 
gin, 111., 1908 

Metzger, Minerva, Ross- 
ville, Ind., 1910 

Pollock, Myrtle, McPher- 
son, Kans., 1917 


Garkida, Nigeria, West Af- 
rica, via Jos, Nafada & Biu 
Burke, Dr. Homer L., 1923 
Burke, Marguerite Shrock, 

Beahm, William M., 1924 
Beahm, Esther Eisenbise. 

Heckman, Clarence C, 1924 
Heckman, Lucile Gibson, 

Mallott, Floyd, 1924 
Mallott, Ruth Blocher, 1924 
On Furlough 

Helser, A. D., Thornville, 

Ohio, 1922 
Helser, Lola B., Thornville, 

Ohio, 1923 
Kulp, H. Stover, Pottstown, 

Pa., R. 3., 1922 

Ahwa, Dangs, India 

Garner, H. P., 1916 
Garner, Kathryn B., 1916 
Shull, Chalmer, 1919 
Shull, Mary S., 1919 
Anklesvar, Broach Dist., India 
Long, I. S., 1903 
Long, Erne V., 1903 
Miller, Arthur S. B., 1919 
Miller, Jennie B., 1919 
Miller, Sadie J., 1903 
Moomaw, I. W., 1923 
Moomaw, Mabel Winger, 

Shickel, Elsie, 1921 
Bulsar, Surat Dist., India 
Blickenstaff, Lynn A., 1920 
Blickenstaff, Mary B., 1920 
Blickenstaff, Verna M., 1919 
Cottrell, Dr. A. Raymond, 

Cottrell, Dr. Laur- M., 1913 
Kintner, Elizabeth, 1919 
Mohler, Jennie, 1916 
Wagoner, J. Elmer, 1919 
W r agoner, Ellen H., 1919 
Dahanu, Thana Dist., India 
Butterbaugh, Andrew G., 

Butterbaugh, Bertha L., 

Ebbert, Ella, 1917 
Metzger, Dr. Ida, 1925 
Nickey, Dr. Barbara M., 

Royer, B. Mary, 1913 

Jalalpor, Surat Dist., India 

Forney, D. L., 1897 
Forney, Anna M., 1897 
Miller, Eliza B., 1900 

Vada, Thana Dist., India 

Brumbaugh, Anna B., 1919 
Ebey, Adam, 1900 
Mbey, Alice K., 1900 
Kaylor, John I., 1911 
Kaylor, Ina M., 1921 
Swartz, Goldie E., 1916 

Palghar, Thana Dist., India 

Hollenberg, Fred M., 1919 
Hollenberg, Nora R., 1919 

Post Umalla, via Anklesvar, 

Lichty, D. J., 1902 
Lichty, Anna Eby, 1912 
Summer, Benjamin F., 1919 
Summer, Nettie B., 1919 
Wicldowson, Olive, 1912 
Ziegler, Kathryn, 1908 

Vyara, via Surat Dist., India 

Blough, J. M., 1903 
Blough, Anna Z., 1903 
Brooks, Harlan J., 1924 
Brooks, Ruth F., 1924 
Grisso, Lillian, 1917 
Mow, Anetta, 1917 
Mow, Baxter M., 1923 
Mow, Anna Beahm, 1923 
Wolf. L. Mae, 1922 
Woods, Beulah, 1924 

On Furlough 

Alley, Howard U, 3435 
Van Buren St., Chicago, 
111., 1917 

Alley, Hattie Z., 3435 Van 
Buren St., Chicago, 1917 

Eby, E. H., McPherson, 
Kans., 1904 

Eby, Emma H., McPherson, 
Kans., 1904 

Hoffert, A. T.. 3435 Van 
Buren St., Chicago, 111., 

Replogle, Sara, New Enter- 
prise, Pa., 1919 

Shumaker, Ida C, Meyers- 
dale, Pa., 1910 


Church of the Brethren In- 
dustrial School, Geer, Va. 

Wampler, Nelie, 1922 
Bolinger, Amsey 1922 
Bolinger, Florence, 1922 


Fort Worth, Texas, 
Horner, W. J., 1922 

Greene County, Pirkey, Va., 
H. C. Early 

Piney Flats, Tenn., 
Ralph White, 1923 

Please Notice. — Postage on letters to our missionaries is 5c for each ounce or fraction 
thereof and 3c for each additional ounce or fraction. 

That Extra 

HERE comes a temptation to everyone who 
has money to invest to get the limit rate of 
interest returns. If the money market is 
5% for sound investments (about what it is 
now) we think we ought to have 6% or 7% ; 
if the market is on a 6% to 7% basis as it 

was during the 1919-1920 peak, then we try to get 8% 

or perchance 12% while getting is good. 

An investment principle as fixed as the Bible axiom 
that " the wages of sin is death " is that which governs 
the direct relation of safety and yield. Among all the 
causes of millions lost every year through bad invest- 
ments none is more frequent than the attempt to gain 
an extra 1% or more by which safety is sacrificed to 
make a little extra gain. 

The investment committee of our General Mission 
Board consistently ignores the lure of that extra 1% in 
investing its endowment and annuity funds despite the 
need in many cases to pay out 6% to 8% to some of our 
older annuitants. On the other hand annuitants need 
have no concern if on their money the Board may have 
to pay out 1% to 3% more than the Board gets on its 
investments as this is provided for out of the principal 
at death of the annuitant. 

We solicit your confidence to look into our plan for 
safe investment of your surplus money. 

Ask for our Booklet V246. It is free. 

(!er\eral Missiorv Board 



Elgirv Illinois 



Church of the 'Brethren 


ay, 1926 

o. 5 


The Conference Offering 
The Evangel in Africa 
Tennessee's Johnson City Project 

A Great Governor 

H. Stover Kulp 
John R. Snyder 

A. D. Helser 

Twenty-five Years in Rajpipla State - - - D. J. Lichty 

District Welfare Boards and Aid Societies - Mrs. M. W. Emmert 

How to Raise the Conference Offering 

A Letter to Last Year's Dahanu Hospital Workers 

Dr. Barbara Nickey 


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OTHO WINGER, President, North Man- 
chester. Tnd., 1928. 

J. J. YODER, Vice-President, McPheraon, 
Kans., 1926. 

A. P. BLOUGH, Waterloo, Iowa, 1929. 

H. H. NYE, Elizabethtown, Pa., 1927. 

LEVI GARST, Salem, Va., R. 1, 1930. 


CHARLES D. BONSACK, General Secretary. 

H. SPENSER MINNICH, Educational Secre- 
tary and Editor Missionary Visitor. 

M. R. ZIGLER, Home Mission Secretary. 
CLYDE M. CULP, Treasurer. 

The date indicates the year when Board Members' terms expire. 
All correspondence for the Board should be addressed to Elgin, III. 



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gift. Different members of the same family may each give two dollars or more, and extra 
subscriptions, thus secured, may upon request be sent to persons who thev know will be 
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Kindly notice, however, that these subscription terms do not include a subscription -for 
every two dollar donation, but a subscription for each donation of two dollars or more, no 
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Address all communications regarding subscriptions and make remittances payable to 

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A Neglected Duty 

jy y^OST OF US who have property intend to give something 
l\/l to the Lord's work ; but often it is not done because of 
**■ V* neglect. The result is we often contribute to things not 
desired. Good families have been divided and channels of sin 
reenforced by this neglect. Our property represents that much 
of our life and God's work should share in the fruit of our years. 
This can be done by gifts, annuities and wills ; or by special con- 
tract. The GENERAL MISSION BOARD is made responsible 
for the world-wide work of the church — don't forget this work! 

Jl Form of Bequest 

I give and bequeath to the General Mission Board of the 
Church of the Brethren, a corporation of the State of Illinois with 
headquarters at Elgin, Kane County, Illinois, their successors and 

assigns, forever, the sum of dollars, 

to be used for the purpose of said Board as specified in their 

Mission Annuity Bonds is a booklet of information you ought 
to have. It is free. 

general emission 3oard, Church of the Brethren, (?lgin, 711. 

Published Monthly by the Church of the Brethren Through Her General Mission Board 

Volume XXVIII 

May, 1926 

No. 5 


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More About Hindrances to Mission Work Abroad, By F. H. *♦* 

$■ Crumpacker, 129 *♦* 

<* Our Conference Offering, By General Mission Board 130 ♦ 

£ The Evangel in Africa, By H. Stover Kulp, 131 % 

4? Tennessee's Latest Project — Johnson City Mission, By John R. Snyder, 131 4- 

J Twenty-five Years in Rajpipla State, By D. J. Lichty, 135 * 

$ A Great Governor, By A. D. Helser, 137 % 

f India Notes, By Sadie J. Miller, 139 f 

£ Notes from Vada, By Goldie Swartz, 139 | 

China Notes, By Mrs. Marie Brubaker, 140 *• 


Missionary News, 141 +$«. 

Book Reviews, 142 +> 

How to Raise the Conference Offering, 143 *♦* 

One Superintendent's Plan, 143 4* 


& ♦*+ 

4» Correlation of the District Welfare Board and Aid Societies, By Mrs. >♦* 

£ M. W. Emmert, 145 * 

*♦* Missionary Work for Women, 146 *£ 


* A Letter to the Dahanu Hospital Workers, ..By Barbara M. Nickey, 147 * 

% Dahanu Hospital Workers, 148 X 

*?* By the Evening Lamp, 150 *♦* 

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More About Hindrances to Mission Work Abroad 

The ungodly way of treating some of our 
neighbors when they come to this country. 
Especially students. 

Why should a student from a country like 
Japan or China have to spend ten days 
in finding a boarding place in a private home 
in a community such as surrounds Columbia 
and Yale Universities? Why should this 
young Christian be subjected to exclusion 
from the society of these institutions where 
we are supposed to see the highest types of 
Christian characters at work? Why should 
this young fellow write to his home people 
and tell them that Christian America is far 
different from what he expected to find? 
He thinks the missionary is in a class that 

does not represent the average American. 

However, he stays his time out and re- 
turns to his homeland. He often goes with 
a determination to tell all that he has seen, 
and when he does, if the missionary on the 
field happens to meet some of this student's 
friends, then it is that he gets a thorough 
setting right. He is accused of not be- 
ing like other Americans. He has taken 
a position that his people at home will not 
support. Better go home and convert your 
own people and then come to the so-called 
heathen lands. Is there anything to this 
Godless Money Sharks 

The big distiller, who cannot do business 

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Our Conference Offering 

THERE is something most inspiring about our offering at Annual Con- 
ference! The Conference itself is one of the largest religious gatherings 
in this country. For the delegates to bring the offerings of the churches 
they represent and dedicate the same to the propagation of the Gospel of Christ 
throughout the world is most impressive. It stimulates the church and is an 
inspiring testimony to the world of our religious faith and devotion. 

The budget for the present year for all boards of the church as approved 
by the Conference of last year is $382,775. Of this, $346,500 is for mis- 
sions. While we want to cultivate the spirit and plan of regular giving — 
making this a part of our work and worship throughout the year — the inspiration 
of this great offering should be maintained. Furthermore, we want to hearten 
-our missionaries by wiping out the deficit. Bro. Blough in a recent letter says: 
" There are so many doors open here now, but that deficit is a nightmare to 
us." Such a special effort in any good work stimulates all who heartily enter 
it for the Lord. 

If every congregation would make an effort to see all members and 
enlist their support with hope and serious purpose, we would be surprised at 
the response. Of course there are other needs, but these can be cared for and 
the poorest of us yet give a dollar for this offering! Many would give a 
hundred or more. Some Sunday afternoon an every-member canvass could 
be made. What such an occasion of fellowship would mean, too, if planned 
for carefully! We cannot keep "first things first," unless we do plan ac- 

The Lord has been good to America. As a church we have been blessed. 
The world is crying for a more Christlike religion. The need in the mission 
fields is for those who live the Christ-life in reality. This has been the purpose 
of our church from the beginning — not how big nor spectacular, but how true 
to the iSon of God, the Redeemer of men ! This is our chance to do our full 
part to answer this call. Let us ask divine guidance and plan to get every 
member of every congregation represented in that offering — both in prayer and 
gift — that it may be worthy of the needs, the faith of our fathers and the 
Lord who has done so much for us! 

Most fraternally, 


in America, has dumped his nefarious traffic then come to us?" ask the people among 

on to the less fortunate people in a pile. whom he works. 

He plans to make his money, anyhow. 

If America will not let him do it at home The Dru S Peddler 

he will go where he can do it. He does My country has a treaty that protects me 

not care who suffers, just so he gets his in trade. Why should I not put opium, 

wealth. His homeland gets the credit by morphia, cocaine and other drugs on those 

way of criticism from the nation on which people? 

he is imposing his wares. The missionary They don't know any better, and if I 

is his fellow-American and is so classed by don't squeeze the cash out of them some 

the common people among whom he works. one else will. I have a right to it if any 

" Why don't you convert those fellows, and one does. 


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That kind of talk has no sense of Tight- 
ness in it at all. 

The speaker cares not for the Golden 

Now what can the missionary do in the 
presence of these hindering agencies? I 
feel that there is little that he can do 
on the field. If there is anything to be 
done it must be done at the home base. 
The churches must be on the job and 
see to it that all of these classes be per- 
meated with the love of Christ. He can 
change these lives. He can also change 
their methods of doing business. 

At home the church should sound the 
alarm, make the appeal to all business firms, 
and use every effort to see to it that the 
ungodly man does not get to the other 

The soldier is another good example of 
what can happen to a representative of 
America. Our newspapers make great 
propaganda when a soldier is shot in Shang- 
hai or Bombay. The facts are that three- 

fourths of these fellows are off duty when 
shot, and the evidence is often against them 
that they are either intoxicated with liquor 
or are in a brothel, and either one or both 
things get him into trouble. Now the 
average American just reads these big head- 
lines and does not stop to think. A few 
years ago a Y. M. C. A. secretary told the 
writer that nine-tenths of the young men 
who entered an oriental mart for business, 
went wrong morally. My reason for tell- 
ing this is that we may be fair with our 
neighbors. Let us not put blame on any 
one without knowing the facts. Newspaper 
headlines are not first-class places to get 
real facts. 

The missionary on the field is handicapped. 
If these conditions are changed they will 
have to be changed by the church at home 
and by proper legislation from this end. 
We have no way of dealing with them on 
the field. Church at home, come to our 

rescue! ' F. H. Crumpacker. 

The Evangel in Africa 

(Prepared for use with the April and May Appeals to the Sunday-schools) 

Missionary on Furlough from Africa 

THE Evangel is " Good News," and 
evangelistic work in Africa in these 
beginning days of our mission is 
primarily a seed-sowing work. That is to 
say, we are interested in making known 
what the " Good News " is as thoroughly 
and to as many people as possible. In a 
mission not yet three years old we have 
no African workers who can assume much 
responsibility. Every phase of mission 
work is undergirded with an aim which 
is essentially evangelistic. There is, how- 
ever, a special phase of our work which 
we designate by the name " Evangelistic." 
All the missionaries not only want to have 
a share in this work, but have been asked 
to assume some definite part in the evan- 
gelistic program. 

Most of the people of the Bura tribe 
live in small villages or hamlets. Within a 
radius of about five miles from Garkida 
there are about twelve or fifteen of these 
villages. In these villages services are now 

held regularly, weekly or less frequently, 
as can be arranged. Each one of the mis- 
sionaries, in addition to his regular station 
work, whether that work be in the educa- 
tional, medical, language, evangelistic, or 
industrial department, is appointed " pastor " 
of several of these villages. 

The visits are usually made in the after- 
noons. Come with me this afternoon to 
Wiagu, about four miles north of Garkida. 
It is the dry season and our bicycles soon 
get us there. First we salute the people 
whom we find at our meeting place, a huge 
flat rock near a large tree in the center 
of the village. The men are sewing gar- 
ments or weaving baskets or spinning cot- 
ton. The women are threshing and win- 
nowing grain or cutting and drying some 
of the native foods. They never fail to 
ask us about our return home from the last 
visit to them. They also ask about their 
boys who are attending school at Garkida. 
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that we have arrived and in a little while 
our congregation has gathered. 

We sing; today we open with a verse 
to the tune of " There's Not a Friend Like 
the Lowly Jesus." 

"Why is there no friend like Jesus?" 
we ask. 

" Because he died on our behalf," some 
one replies. 

And- so with the other lines of the song 
we tell them not to forget the " karapu 
akwa," that is, the teaching in it. 

Then we kneel and pray in unison the 
Lord's prayer. After prayer we sing some 
more songs. They want to be taught a 
new song that they hear has been sung 
at Garkida. They love to sing and the 
demand for songs is much greater than 
the supply. With the aid of a picture roll 
we try to tell them of the two kingdoms. 
They know what a tyrant Satan is, for they 
have been living in fear of him all their 
lives. All their " haptus " (pagan sacrifices) 
are in order to appease his wrath? that he 
may remove the evil influences he has 
placed upon them. Then we try to show 
what a good Master our Heavenly Father 
is. But he demands our full allegiance. 
We cannot serve two masters. Then we 
tell the old, old story of how the way was 
made for them to go out of Satan's king- 
dom into the kingdom of God. Our Lord 
has won the victory for us and we need 
no longer live in the bondage of fear if 
we become his followers. 

"What must we do to follow him? " they 

" You must leave your devil worship," I 
reply. And then I try to show them how 
Jesus can supply every need and how every- 
thing good they hoped to gain by their 
" haptus " can really be found in Jesus and 
more, for he wants to rule them by love 
and not by fear. 

The time to close our service has come, 
but still they ask, " What more is required 
of us to be followers of Jesus? " 

I tell them I shall come again and teach 
them more, and if they will visit us at 
Garkida we shall be glad to tell them 
many, many more things. 

A grown man says he is too old to enter 
the school. I tell him we have a class of 
men, meeting several times a week. Yes, 

he says, that is good, but he adds that they 
are no longer able to learn like boys. 
Then, reaching out his hand to indicate a 
boy 6 or 7 years old, he asks why we did 
not come when he was a boy like that. 
Is not his question an accusation? That 
the coming generation may not be able to 
make a similar accusation we appeal for 
your cooperation in prayer and by every 
means, that they may know him who is 
life eternal. 

Another phase of this evangelistic work 
is the conducting of evangelistic tours. We 
pack up our kit and go out to live among 
the people for a time. There are. scat- 
tered throughout Buraland, chiefs who are 
called Bulamas. Each one has some fif- 
teen or more villages or hamlets under his 
supervision. During the dry season, which 
begins in November, we plan to make 
evangelistic tours, sitting down in one of 
these centers for a week or two at a time 
and then go on to another. All the mis- 
sionaries plan to take part in this touring 
as the work at the mission station will 

Let us pack up our kit and go. Now 
don't make your trunk too heavy, for our 
Bura men are not accustomed to carry 
heavy loads and will probably object to 
even the regulation load of sixty pounds. 
For the two of us we shall have six or 
seven loads, beds, chairs, table, cooking 
utensils, dishes, food, etc. Gar Bwola, our 
destination, is about twelve miles away. We 
send the men off in the early morning and 
after an early breakfast we get off about 
sunrise. The last couple of miles we have 
to walk because of the hills. Gar Bwola 
is situated at the foot of a mountain. On 
three sides are hills and mountains. On 
all of these hills are villages. We arrive. 
It is market day. The market place is 
about three miles away on the top of one 
of the hills, so we sit down under the big 
shade tree in front of the Bulama's com- 
pound and wait until he returns from the 
market. When he comes and salutations 
are concluded we explain the purpose of 
our visit and the length of time we pro- 
pose to stay. A few grass mats are 
brought and soon we have a kitchen and 
a place to store our few loads. Some water 
pots are brought and we engage some one 



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Stover Kulp preaching to hundreds at a Bura market in Nigeria, Africa 

to bring us a supply of wood and to carry- 
water regularly. 

That afternoon at our request the Bulama 
gathers his people together and we outline 
briefly the thing we wish to teach them and 
tell them that to explain these things about 
God more fully we have come to live with 
them for a time. Our program for a day 
is like this : We get up with the dawn and 
have morning prayers with the two boys 
we have brought with us from Garkida. 
After breakfast a lot of children have 
gathered and we teach them some songs 
and tell them some Bible stories and then 
leave one of the Garkida boys to teach 
them the alphabet from a chart. By that 
time a number of people have come who 
want medicine. Tropical ulcers, skin dis- 
eases, malaria, and dysentery are the most 
common ailments. When "medicine " is 
finished, I find some one to go with me 
to a near-by village or two and we visit 
them and hold services. We come back 
and have lunch; usually there is quite a 
curious crowd to see how the " white 
animal" eats. After lunch we have another 
period with the children and then a rest 
while the sun is hottest. Later in the after- 
noon we make sick calls. The awful filth 
in which the sick often must live gives one 
a terrible heartache. We do what we can 
to make them more comfortable. When 
we return to our camp in the evening our 
congregation is again gathered and we have 
a good service. Then we dismiss them for 
their evening meal, or "duva." After sup- 
per they gather under the tree and we 
continue our talk about the things of God, 
very often in a quite informal way. We 
sing some more hymns. All join in our 
prayers and then we go to our bed under 
the stars. Unless the cry of some hyena 

or the growl of a leopard after the vil- 
lagers' goats awakens us, we sleep soundly 
until the dawn of another day. 

We continue thus for about ten days. 
We are .able to visit most of the near-by 
villages. It is also possible for us to give 
the people who come to hear us daily a 
fairly good idea of the content and intent 
of our message. We try to come back to 
visit these places occasionally in order to 
keep in touch with any who have shown 
an interest. Returning to Gar Bwola some 
weeks later I asked if they had remembered 
what I had taught them. 

Malam Kika, one of the young men, said, 
" Yes, and every evening we have prayers 
to thank God for his blessings to us and to 
beg him to continue to bless us, and we 
pray, ' Our Father,' " etc. 

At another place it was the last night, 
and I said to a young man, " Wana, when 
I am gone you will have to gather the 
people and repeat to them these stories you 
have learned." 

He replied that when I was gone the 
people would no longer gather, but that 
he would "jigata" (count over) the stories 
in his heart. So I have prayed and I am 
sure you will want to join with me that 
as Wana and others who have heard the 
Gospel message think it over in their hearts, 
the Holy Spirit may bring them into a 
saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus 

Can you not get a vision of the day 
when every center, such as I have written 
about, will have its own church and native 
teacher and pastor? The people are willing 
to hear. They are interested. Ask God 
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Tennessee's Latest Project — Johnson City Mission 

Successful Evangelist of Long Experience 

Where the Johnson City Mission Meets 

DOWN in East Tennessee, about thirty- 
miles west of the Virginia line that 
is marked by the city of Bristol 
Va.-Tenn., is situated the rapidly-growing 
industrial center, Johnson City. In the days 
before the Civil War it was known as John- 
son's Depot, just a mere railway siding 
with a few straggling houses scattered here 
and there. After the war it began to grow 
rapidly and a new railroad came. A new 
depot was necessary, and the new one was 
not Johnson's, so a change in name was 
necessary and " City " was substituted for 
" Depot." The city continued to grow so 
that it now has a population close around 
the 20,000 mark and rapidly increasing. 

When the few straggling houses had 
grown into a village it was found necessary 
to build a schoolhouse, and a prominent 
elevation, now called " Science Hill," was 
chosen as the site. The schoolhouse, a 
rather primitive affair as compared with 
present-day needs, was built largely by 
private subscription, and among those who 
contributed were many of the Brethren 
who were even then quite numerous in that 
part of the State. It was with the under- 
standing that they were to be allowed to 
hold religious services in this building that 
these contributions of the Brethren were 
as liberal as they were. One of the first 
teachers in the school was a Bro. Pence, 
and as he was also a minister he, with 
other Brethren, started to hold preaching 
services in the new school building. These 

were the first religious services held in 
Johnson City, then known as Johnson's 
Depot. These continued for some time, 
but were finally discontinued. Lack of 
interest on the part of the church mem- 
bership in that section was the prevailing 
cause of the discontinuance. The opportu- 
nity of being the first and largest congre- 
gation in the now prosperous city was 
neglected. Only occasional services were 
held in the city until recently. 

Johnson City is in the bounds of the 
Knob-Creek church, the oldest congrega- 
tion west of the Allegheny Mountains, it 
is said. Within the past two or three years 
there was a somewhat insistent demand 
that an effort be made to open a mission 
in the city. After more or less discussion 
of the matter, the Sisters' Aid Society of 
the District ventured to assume the cost 
of the rental of a church building in which 
to hold services, and with the consent of 
the mother congregation the Johnson City 
Mission was opened early in the fall of 1925 
in a small church building owned by the 
Seventh Day Adventist people. The church 
is located on Fairview Avenue, between 
Boon and Roan Streets, a fairly good loca- 
tion but an entirely inadequate building. 

Bro. Ralph White and wife, who have 
been doing such efficient work at Piney 
Flats, a few miles east of Johnson City, 
were given charge of the new mission in 
addition to their other duties. They were 
ably assisted in the organization of the 
work by Brother and Sister William Swad- 
ley, Brother and Sister John P. White 
and Sister Laura White, as well as a num- 
ber of interested members and friends in 
the city. A Sunday-school was started with 
a most encouraging attendance, which has 
continued with a gradual and healthy 
growth. Preaching services are held each 
Lord's Day with an interesting mid-week 
service. In September, 1025, a two weeks' 
revival meeting was held in the mission. 
It was largely attended, with increasing 
interest. During this time many calls 
were made, and as a result of a survey 


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made previously and from information 
gathered during these calls, it was found 
that there were approximately seventy 
members living in and immediately around 
the city. Many of these are indifferent 
and unconcerned because of neglect and 
lack of contact with the church. Others 
are deeply interested, and many are anxious 
to see the Church of the Brethren have 
an established place in the religious life 
of the city. 

It will take hard work and there will 
be discouragements. But Bro. White and 
wife have entered upon the work with a 
determination to succeed, and in this they 
have the support of those directly inter- 
ested as well as many in the District at 
large. There are great possibilities in the 
city. It is growing rapidly and large in- 
dustries are bringing hundreds to the city 
and its environs. It is up to the District 
of Tennessee to give the work united and 
consecrated support. A new and adequate 

church building, well located, is one of the 
immediate needs. In this the members in 
the city will give of their best, that it may 
be forthcoming at the earliest possible date. 
The District could build no better memorial 
to the fathers who labored so earnestly and 
with so much sacrifice than to put in 
Johnson City, the growing city of East 
Tennessee, a church worthy of their 

Huntingdon, Pa. 

Later Note : Since writing the above the 
Johnson City congregation has been or- 
ganized as a new congregation, with S. H. 
Garst as elder and Ralph White as pastor. 
A full complement of officers has been 
chosen. A lot, near the heart of the city, 
splendidly located for church purposes, has 
been purchased and largely paid for and 
steps are being taken to erect thereon a 
commodious and convenient temple of 
worship. — J. R. S. 

Twenty-five Years in Rajpipla State 


Missionary to India 

WHEN, in the autumn of 1898, Broth- 
er and Sister McCann took up 
their abode at Anklesvar, their 
intention was to inaugurate mission work 
in the immediate vicinity of that place. 
The western boundary of the native state 
of Rajpipla lay only five miles away, but 
its doors were securely closed against all 
foreigners. It transpired, however, that 
mission work in Rajpipla opened before any 
attempt could be made in Anklesvar and 
almost before the missionaries could find 
a place to unpack their trunks. The feed- 
ing of the multitudes during two successive 
years of the severest famine known in 
Western India, the saving of hundreds of 
orphans and the assistance given to many 
destitute farmers after the famine, made 
Bro. McCann's name a household word in 
the villages of half the state and secured 
for future missionaries the righ*t to reside 
and work in the state. 

From the very beginning no opportunity 
was lost in spreading the " Good News," and 
within four years hundreds of Bhils were 

received into the church by baptism. In 
most of them the Word did not take deep 
root. They were scattered in many villages 
over a large territory. Faithful and com- 
petent workers to give them adequate 
pastoral care could not be found. Thus, in 
most cases, they were left to the tempta- 
tions of their former life. Nevertheless, to 
this day there is a faithful and eminently 
worth-while remnant. No doubt the news 
of frequent and rapid accessions to the 
Indian church in those days influenced the 
home church mightily to take up the bur- 
den of foreign missions in earnest. 

Shortly before the retirement of Bro. 
McCann's from the India field in January, 
1905, the first missionaries to reside in the 
state took up their abode in a little grass 
hut in the Bhil village of Vali. Neither 
the situation of this village, among hun- 
dreds of stately palms, nor the beauty of 
the near-by Rajpipla hills determined the 
location of a mission station at this place, 
but rather the availability of land, the 
presence of a small but promising Christian 


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community, and the opposition of the caste 
people residing in the larger towns near 
the railway. These new missionaries began 
their work in blissful and hopeful inex- 
perience. Their living conveniences were 
meager, indeed, and for some years their 
bodies were weakened by the oft-recurring 
malarial fever. It required a lot of kind- 
ness and patience to win the love and con- 
fidence of the raw Christians and their 
Bhil neighbors, as well as of the ofttimes- 
hostile caste people. Their inability to 
reach and hold more than a handful of the 
hundreds of recently-baptized Bhils was for 
them the hardest burden to bear. 

But the work grew and there was also 
an accompanying growth of living and 
working facilities. The grass hut evolved 
into a tile-roofed house, which in a few 
years' time was succeeded by a bungalow 
fit for a " white man " to occupy. From the 
hospitality of the shade trees the worshipers 
of the true God moved into a thatch-roofed 
house of their own building. Not many 
years ago this gave place to a substantial 
brick structure. The original day-school of 
the village finally merged into a prosperous 
Boys' Boarding-school, equipped with ac- 
commodations suitable to the class of 
people they serve. Two mission wells now 
supply the whole village with pure drink- 
ing water and at the same time irrigate the 
school gardens. The gradual acquisition of 
160 acres of land at little cost has helped 
to solve the problem of industrial education 
for the boarding-school at an actual profit 
to the mission, and of helping a limited 
number of orphans to acquire a parcel of 
good farm land at a reasonable price in a 
Christian environment. 

As the work grew, more missionaries were 
appointed to the state and a division of 
labor was arranged. A branch station was 
opened at Umalla and equipped to accom- 
modate the administration of the district 
evangelistic and school work, and also the 
foundlings' home. Umalla is the railway 
station and postoffrce for Vali, and these 
villages are three miles distant from each 

The original staff of Indian workers of 
necessity was recruited from the least 
desirable class of helpers in older missions. 
It is not surprising that almost to a man 

they proved to be men of doubtful char- 
acter and training. Most of the present 
workers are of excellent character, and 
some have had special training. They have 
all been brought up in the Brethren mis- 
sion, and increasingly they are assuming 
responsibility in the activities of the Indian 

The Christians of Rajpipla have been 
organized into two churches — the older and 
larger one at Vali and the other one at 
Amletha. With a few notable and eminent- 
ly worth-while exceptions the membership 
of these churches is made up of accessions 
following the great ingathering during the 
famine period and immediately thereafter. 
It consists of adults from the villages, 
boarding-school boys, grown-up orphans 
and some second-generation Christians. 
Among them are to be found farmers, 
carpenters, merchants, teachers, day labor- 
ers and house servants. Although these 
churches each installed one of its members 
into the ministry, neither one is at present 
served by an Indian minister, since one of 
those chosen has gone to his reward and 
the other one has become nonresident in 
the state. The former is especially missed, 
as he was a man of excellent qualities and 
an eloquent preacher of the Gospel. Each 
church is responsible for all local expenses, 
and besides they contribute quite liberally 
to the support of the district mission work. 
Encouragement to assume the support of 
an Indian pastor and personally to witness 
for Christ is the most needful service a 
missionary can render to these churches 
today. The scattered membership of the 
villages is beset with grievous temptations : 
those of drink and some very unchristian 
practices relative to their old life and cus- 
toms. Recently, however, there has been 
a decided improvement in their attitude 
towards marriage and in their wanting to 
have it done in a Christian way. 

It is to be regretted that so little en- 
thusiasm for education in the villages has 
been inspired, even among the Christians. 
There is not much trouble in starting a 
village school, but the great difficulty is 
to find teachers, who, besides their ability 
to teach, have enough enthusiasm and tact 
to overcome the apathy of the parents of 

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A Great Governor 

Missionary to Africa 

A Brief Sketch of His Excellency Sir Hugh Charles Clifford, 
Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael 
and Saint George, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony 
and Protectorate of Nigeria. 

IT was through His Excellency's interest 
in the Church of the Brethren's work 
in Nigeria that we are in Buraland 
today. Because of this fact I present this 
word about His Excellency and our rela- 
tionship to him. 

For more than forty years our subject 
has been a civil servant in the great British 
colonial service. Part of this time was spent 
in the Malay states, Trinidad and Ceylon, 
and part in West Africa. His Excellency 
has been governor and commander-in-chief 
of Nigeria for the past five years. Nigeria 
is a country that ranks next to India in 
the British Empire. This busy political 
servant has found time to be active in his 
church and to write a number of widely- 
read books. It is his devotion to spiritual 
values that has made him one of the first 
hundred-men in the greatest empire of our 

Your representatives had occasion to call 
on His Excellency on four occasions, and 
each time he was the same gracious gen- 
tleman, ready to hear and to help. I quote 
just a few sentences from letters to illus- 
trate : 

" I am directed by the governor to ask 
that your honor will give the benefit of your 
advice to Messrs. Helser and Kulp, who 
have arrived in Nigeria as representatives 
of the General Mission Board of the Church 
of the Brethren." Jan. 9, 1923. 

" His Excellency the governor has in- 
formed these gentlemen that their mission 
will receive full sympathy from this gov- 
ernment in their enterprise." Jan. 16, 1923. 

When, late in 1923, it seemed that we 
might be forced to leave Buraland, His 
Excellency showed his greatest strength of 
character, statesmanship and insight. He 
spared no effort to arrive at the truth, and 
when he knew it justice was done fear- 
lessly. At that time the chief secretary 
to the government of Nigeria wrote us : 

Sir Hugh Charles Clifford 

Ex-Governor of Nigeria 

" I am directed to state that the instructions 
of his government will be that everything 
reasonable should be done to assist the 
mission in its labors." This letter was dated 
Feb. 2, 1924. 

In His Excellency's 1925 address to the 
Legislative Council he says : 

" It is also worthy of mentioning that a 
party of American missionaries have been 
established for nearly two years at Garkida, 
. . . and have received from the local 
population nothing save the most courteous 
and friendly treatment." 

Permit me to quote two other passages 
from the above address, which throw light 


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on his character. The instructions for a 
letter to a native ruler close like this: 

" Please let the letter conclude with the 
words : ' May Almighty God guide you for 
the future to do good, not evil, all the days 
of your life.' " 

"Too often, I fear, . . . the men in 
the Nigerian public service must have been 
disposed to feel that I was using my office 
at Government House more as a pulpit 
than as a bureau — that I was inclined to 
inflict upon them ... a series of lay 
sermons in which ideals of too high^ a 
standard for general attainment were in- 
sisted upon with irritating reiteration. But, 
honorable members of the Legislative 
Council, I do not think that it is possible 
for the ideals at which a great public service 
in a British Tropical Dependency should 
aim, to be too lofty, too exalted. . . . 
They are bound in the solemn oath of office, 
'to do right by all manner of people ac- 
cording to law, without fear or favor, af- 
fection or ill will.' ... It is not to be 
expected that any of us will succeed in 
attaining wholly to that high ideal; but it 
must be our ideal, none the less, believed 
in with intensity, aimed at with steadfast- 
ness, abandoned never." 

Now our governor has left us and gone 
to Ceylon to take up a similar service. In 
bidding farewell, among other things he 

"To the self-sacrificing missionaries of all 
denominations we bid farewell in admira- 
tion of the noble tasks upon which they 
are engaged. In the southern provinces of 
Nigeria and in many of the pagan areas 
of the north, a great work still remains to 
be done. True education must have, in my 
judgment, as the plinth whereon it is set, 
the substitution of dogmatic religion for 
the crude animism of the West African. 
That your labors alone can provide. Un- 
covered before your devotion, and in deep- 
est sympathy with your successes and with 
your occasional inevitable failures, we 
reverently wish you good-bye." 

It is the earnest prayer of the missionaries 
in Nigeria that Sir Hugh and Lady Clifford 
may have many years of joy in the work 

Garkida, Nigeria, West Africa. 

Sir Hugh Clifford left Nigeria in May, 
1925, and during the summer the govern- 
ment was conducted by the chief secretary 
for the colony. It pleased his majesty the 
king of England to appoint Sir Graeme 
Thomson, K. C. B., governor and com- 
mander-in-chief of Nigeria. Sir Graeme 

Thomson has had many years of experience 
with primitive peoples in tropical countries. 
Prior to his coming to Nigeria His Excel- 
lency was governor of British Guiana. 

We have had no direct dealings with him, 
but we were informed. that he is a religious 
man. When the chaplain of the Colonial 
Church in Lagos asked His Excellency 
about a pew in the church, he seemed eager 
to have a regular seat. Then the chaplain 
said that he would be glad to be informed 
beforehand when he might expect him at 
the church. Sir Graeme promptly replied : 
" I hardly think this is necessary, because 
I expect to be in my place each Sunday 
morning and each Sunday evening when I 
am in the city." And there are other rea- 
sons why we look to the future with con- 
fidence. We pray that our new governor 
may be kept in health and that his admin- 
istration may be prospered by Almighty 
God. £ £ 

In the Market Place. A special feature 
of the work in North Africa consists in 
visiting the markets, which take place 
either weekly or fortnightly in almost every 
town of importance. As most of the people 
from the surrounding country attend, these 
gatherings afford a splendid opportunity 
to reach them with the Scriptures. - At one 
of these fairs, some missionaries stood amid 
the camels and donkeys, offering the 
Scriptures. " When the rush hours were 
over and the crowd had thinned, a man 
who had seemed interested in our messages," 
writes a missionary, " took a Gospel of St. 
Luke in his hand and asked a boy who 
stood near by to read him something. The 
child said he could read a little, but was 
evidently too shy to do. so, so I took the 
book from him and read the parable of the 
Prodigal Son, accompanying the story with 
a brief explanation. ' The words were 
beautiful, they make my heart weep, wait 
until I bring another to hear,' said the 
man. . . . Illiteracy is a great obstacle 
to colportage work among the natives. 
There are no official figures available, but 
about seventy-five per cent can neither 
read nor write. It is almost as painful to 
watch a man who wishes to read but 
cannot do so, as to watch a dumb man 
trying to speak." — Missionary Review of 
the World. 


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Sadie J. Miller 

This is Mission Conference as well as District 
Meeting month for the India Mission. Most from 
this station have gone for the former and the rest 
of us will be off tomorrow. The touring season 
has been one of interest. We hope to get some- 
thing done yet during this month. April will see 
several off to the hills. Some go early and return 
early, so as to relieve others that they may go. 

We endeavor to give our girls and boys some 
experience in evangelistic work. Girls are so close- 
ly kept in this land, of necessity, that we find it 
difficult to include them in our evangelistic tours. 
They must be short tours over week ends so that 
no school time is lost, for all of them are school- 
girls or teachers. *j 

At our last camping place we spent a week. 
The work was closed with baptism and a love 
feast. These out-of-way places need such occasions 
to keep up their spiritual life, and it is the only 
time many of the women ever have an opportunity 
to attend a love feast. More than forty com- 
muned on this love-feast occasion, some of them 
for the first time. ^ 

On the evening of March 1 the singers from 
the different villages came together to compete. 
Each year a first, second and third prize are given 
to the village which has done best. This year 
the winners were different from last year, which is 
a good thing and gives all a chance to take interest. 
On account of some special holidays, as well as the 
cotton-picking season, there were fewer bands than 
usual— only five this year. 

On the morning following the song competition 
meeting we had a wedding at 7: 30. This early 
hour was necessary on account of the workers and 
Christians being present, as they would be going 
home as soon as the council meeting was over. It 
was, therefore, so arranged as not to conflict with 
this meeting. The wedding principals were one of 
the workers and a girl from our practical arts 
department. tt 

At a recent temperance lantern -slide lecture a 
Christian became very much impressed with the 
wretchedness of the drink habit. He made an open 
confession, for he is thrown into great temptation, 
and was the means of bringing others to a state 
of repentance as well. 



Goldie Swartz 
Recently the Vadaites enjoyed a visit from the 
Long family, who fifteen years ago lived and 
worked here for a few months at the time of Bro. 
Chas. Brubaker's promotion from earthly service. 
When you are informed that this was Sister Long's 
first visit since that time it will be revealed how 
seldom the missionaries get to visit each other. Bro. 
Long had been back once or twice on business 
calls. We who are out in these jungle stations 
count it a great treat when guests come. 

We are glad to report that the plague, which 
has been walking in our midst for some weeks, seems 
to have abated. Also, that our God has kept 
us secure while its presence was with us. Only 
one of our Christian people fell ill, and she, although 
an elderly woman, is recovering nicely. All of our 
Christian people, and as many others as could be 
prevailed upon, were inoculated, which no doubt 
helped greatly to avert a heavy fatality. 

Dondu, our mali (gardener), sustained probably 
the heaviest loss of any family — five having passed 
away within a few days' time. He is a mahar, or 
low-caste man, but very receptive to Christian 
teaching. He now has himself, four motherless 
children, his sister-in-law and her three father- 
less children to support. He being the eldest 
brother, the family burdens fall to him. Because 
of the intelligent, faithful service which he gives 
(one among many), we pay him annas twelve a day, 
which is annas four more than common laborers 
receive. But annas twelve a day (its equivalence 
about 25 cents) is not much when it comes to pro- 
viding food and clothing for a group of nine. The 
economic problem in our own U. S. A. may be 
considered stupendous, but here in India it is 
multifold more so. 

If the brother's wife remarries, which she probably 
will, for remarriage is practiced among the low 
caste, it is not likely that her husband will allow 
her to bring her children with her to his home, 
hence their care will continue to fall upon Dondu, 
and it will be some years before any can become 
wage earners. According to custom, also to care 
for his children, one a mere babe, Dondu needs 
another wife. But how he can afford it is the 
question. The price of a wife will be at least 
rupees one hundred. Aside from this there will be 
the expense of the wedding festivity. 

Just now he is having additional expenses. Satur- 
day he asked for a little advance wage and two 
days' leave in order to make a feast for his friends 
in honor of his lately departed ones. In this 
country caste customs are far more binding than 
are moral obligations. At this time he will again 
shave his beard, which he has not done since his 
wife died, three weeks ago. 

A few days ago the Kaylors came in from their 
last camping place for the season. The weather 
is now getting so warm as to make tent dwelling 
uncomfortable. Some of the villages which they 
visited received them gladly and others not so. 

Today we had a fire experience. It is the law 
of the country that fields to be burnt (a custom of 
the land), in preparation for the ensuing crops, 
shall be burnt early in the morning or late in 
the evening, before the violent wind, which is 
common at this season of the year, arises, or after 
it abates. But a certain Mohammedan farmer, 
several miles westward, not mindful of this law, 
found it convenient to set fire to his fields at 
midday today. With all grass and leaves dry and 
sear and with a powerful wind blowing, soon the 
fire overleaped its intended confines and became 
uncontrollable. Among the people of the near-by 


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hamlets seeing the danger come went to the rescue 
and others became so excited as to lose all control 
of themselves. • 

As quickly as the fire was observed by us here, 
our cook and schoolmaster headed a brigade com- 
posed of all the able-bodied on our compound, in- 
cluding the older school-children, and made haste 
to the scene of action. The one remaining mission- 
ary (for the others had all gone to attend Mission 
Conference at Bulsar), having set- the wind pump 
into action, quickly mounted her faithful cycle and 
rushed off to Vada village, a mile to the east, to 
summon help from there. It was disheartening to 
note with how little concern many of these people 
listened to the announcement of a coming raging 
fire. The fire was yet a distance from their homes 
and would probably be extinguished before it should 
reach and harm them, so why should they worry ? 
Little did they seem to think about their less- 
fortunate suffering neighbors. Others first, or 
lending a helping hand in a time of need, is a 
principle entirely foreign to their moral code. 

Dondu, who had returned home for his noonday 
meal, was found and he quickly enlisted a body 
of men and boys from his ward, who came in 
post-haste. By valiant fighting a number of the 
more isolated huts which lay in the course of the 
fire were saved. In a very short time the fire 
had spread over an area of approximately six or 
eight square miles. Nearer and nearer to the mis- 
sion compound it came. Many were the prayers 
and entreaties made to the All-Knowing God that 
it might be conquered. Finally, when it had 
reached within a few rods of the western border of 
the compound, it was extinguished. 

Blistered hands from the heat, and hard work, 
secure homes and a definite consciousness of God 
caring for us, are the trophies of the fight. Later 
in the evening the midweek prayer meeting was 
unusually well filled with thanksgiving for God's 
watchful eye and protecting hand over his own. 

March 3, 1926. 


Mrs. Marie Brubaker 
Ping Ting 

The field committee meeting at Ping Ting in 
February brought many of our workers from other 
stations, both to serve on the committee and to 
listen in. It was also time for the meeting of 
several other important committees of the church, 
making the second week of the month busy indeed. 

Our schools are having several weeks' vacation 
for the Chinese New Year. Their New Year means 
a great deal to them. They make it a time when 
all of the members of the family go home if pos- 
sible. One of the women, on being asked if she 
was going to visit on New Year's day, said, " What! 
go away from home on New Year's! No; every 
one stays home at that time." 

Miss Baker, Miss Horning, Miss Dunning, Mr. 
Vaniman, Dr. Coffman, and Mr. Brubaker spent 
a happy week on " the good ol' huntin' grounds." 
Those left behind received a share of the joys of 
hunting while partaking of the nice fat wild pigs 

brought in. Mr. Vaniman and Mr. Brubaker each 
succeeded in bringing down one. Several of the 
other folks had planned to go along, but because 
of sickness were prevented from going. 

There has been much sickness in the station, 
both among the foreigners and the Chinese. Most 
of the cases proved to be flu, but Miss Dunning 
is just recovering from an attack of diphtheria. All 
the children are taking antitoxin as a precautionary 
measure. & 

Mrs. D. L. Horning with her two children, Miriam 
and John, has been spending several weeks with 
Miss Emma Horning. Dr. Horning came for them 
several days ago and has been taking a little vaca- 
tion from duties at Liao, as well as getting some- 
what in touch with the work of the hospital here, 
in anticipation of taking charge of it in July. 

Little Verna Ruth Flory was operated on for 
mastoiditis, with good results. She is recuperating 
at the home of her aunt, Miss Edna Flory. Mr. 
and Mrs. Flory and Wendell spent several days 

with her here. 


Dr. Coffman has been spending some little time 
at Liao in looking over the territory in which he 
expects to do itinerating medical work when he 
returns from furlough. 


Spring has come again, and with the warm, 
balmy days the work of the tent will begin. During 
the coldest winter months it is not possible to do 
much work out in the country, but now the evan- 
gelists are making their preparations to go out very 
soon. Pray that their sowing may yield a great 
harvest for God's kingdom in China. 

The week of evangelism has just closed and we 
feel that much good was done. Each day, from 10 
until 2, groups of from four to five men went 
into the city and surrounding villages to preach 
the Gospel. The women did likewise, and the 
results we hope will be far-reaching. Many people 
did not even know that they were allowed to come 
to the church unless they were Christians. 

Shou Yang 

The boys' and girls' schools have been closed 
for the New Year's vacation and the pupils are 
expected back soon. On account of the war situa- 
tion, and the presence of soldiers in the city, the 
enrollment will likely be decreased. 

There is a great deal of sickness in this com- 
munity. Scarlet fever and diphtheria are taking 
many of the children in the villages. W. J. Heisey 
is down with diphtheria, but the antitoxin is doing 
its work. He seems to be getting along nicely. 
Dr. Hsing is kept very busy. 

The men's and women's evangelistic workers are 
starting out on their spring work. 


We have enjoyed an unusually quiet Chinese 
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MISSIONARY NEWS writing to the General Mission Board, Edu- 

ti. t • i **• • c. i .i .. T , cational Department, Elgin, 111. 
I he Lincoln Missionary Exhibits. the 

missionaries from China, Africa, and India "In Sunny Nigeria" is the title of the 

are preparing splendid exhibits for use at new book written by Bro. A. D. Helser, 

the Lincoln (Nebr.) Annual Conference, to be published in the near future. The 

June 9 to 16. The exhibits will be made manuscript is nearly ready, but at the date 

along lines similar to those used last year cf this writing the price can not be an- 

at Winona. Instead of their being open nounced. It is hoped the book will be 

to the public all the time it is planned to on hand for sale at the Lincoln Conference, 

arrange a definite program. During the The Missionary Do llar for the fiscal year 

open periods missionaries will be in charge dosed Feb ^ ^ wag spent ^ foUows . 

and will give lectures and conduct discus- Foreign work 81.8% 

sions concerning the progress of mission Home work 10 2 

work. This will present an opportunity for „ yisitor „ afl " ' '^^ ''''' 4 g 

the members of the church to get ac- Administration 3.2 

quainted with the different missionaries and Adding the expenditure through the Dis . 

to become familiar with missionary prob- ^ Boards fof home missions would bring 

lems and how they are being solved. ^ wQrk almQst up tQ that of the fordgn 

Africa Lantern Slide Set. Bro. A. D. work, likely. The administration expense 

Helser is preparing a lecture about our is among the lowest of any Christian or- 

missionary work in Africa and is selecting ganizations of which we know. C. D. B. 

pictures to illustrate it. This set of slides Missionaries returning on furlough this 

should be ready for use by Conference time. gpring are as foUows . - 
It is hoped that it may be in readiness a 

few weeks previous to Conference, so that Africa: (H. Stover Kulp and A. D. Helser 

it can be used as a part of the program on and family returned last January.) 

the day of the Conference offering. In this India: Arriving at New York about May 

set of slides will appear a new map of g, on S. S. Samaria, Cunard line. Mail may 

Africa, showing our territory. Bro. H. be sent to following addresses: 

Stover Kulp has prepared this map. D. L. Forney and wife, in care of In- 

A Message from Chinese Young People. Coming S. S. Samaria, Cunard Line, 

The young people of China were invited New lork City. 

to write letters to the Young People's de- A - S. B. Miller and wife, R. No. 2, 

partments of our church during the first Waterloo, Iowa. 

three months of the year. One of these Adam Ebey and wife, Pontiac, Mich., 

letters was published in the February in care of Enoch J. Ebey. 

Visitor. Another letter has come from the A. G. Butterbaugh and wife, Polo, 111. 

Young Men's Society of the Yu Hsien Anna Brumbaugh, Hartville, Ohio, in 

Christian School, which will not be pub- care of Cyrus Brumbaugh, 

lished, but it was sent to all young people's Verna Blickenstaff, Cerro Gordo, 111., in 

societies of record in the General Sunday care of Levi Blickenstaff. 

School Board. Any other young people's China: Arriving at Vancouver May 5, on 

groups can secure a copy of the letter by S. S. Empress of Australia. 


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0. C. Sollenberger and wife, North 

Manchester, Ind. 
Lulu Ullom, R. No. 2, Lamar, Colo. 
J. H. Bright and wife, Elgin, 111., in 

care of Ezra Flory. 
M. M. Myers and wife, Elgin, 111., in 

care of General Mission Board. 
Dr. Carl Coffman, Elkton, Va. 

Arriving about July 14, on the Empress 
of Canada, will be Dr. J. Fred Wampler 
and wife and Anna Hutchison. 

Happening in China. Two outstanding 
situations are in evidence in China: 1. The 
movement to transfer responsibility from the 
mission to the Chinese church. This move- 
ment is in general progress over all of 
China. A new church constitution, provid- 
ing for greater dependence on the Chinese, 
was put into effect in 1923 in our mission. 
This plan has been operating with a grati- 
fying degree of success. In the April (1926) 
Meeting of the General Mission Board 
much of the business from the China field 
was presented to the Board by the Chinese 
church organization, in which both the 
Chinese and missionaries functioned. 2. The 
other situation in China is the difficulty 
of carrying on mission work because of 
war, anti-Christian propaganda, and bol- 
shevism. China is rent asunder as a nation 
because of warring factions. This keeps 
the people in a state of fear and poverty. 
It prevents them from being creative in 
church life. The anti-Christian movement 
is making the continuance of Christian 
schools very difficult. When the China 
missionaries ask them to pray for the work 
in that land we may feel certain they are 
not dealing in mere platitudes, but are 
speaking the unsatisfied anxiety of their 
hearts for the Lord's work. 

Two High Power Radio Stations for 
India Soon. Two broadcasting stations, 
one in Bombay and the other in Calcutta, 
and each as big as the London station of 
the British Broadcasting Company, will be 
working in India early in 1927. Broadcast- 
ing from either of these stations could then 
be picked up easily by moderate powered 
sets within a radius of 1,000 miles. — Chicago 
Evening Post. 


"His Little Bit o' Garden/' by Mildred 
Hill. Published by W. P. Blessing Com- 
pany, Chicago; $1. A delightful missionary 
story, linking the actual life in the foreign 
field with the sympathetic interest of the 
home worker and contributor. A beautiful 
thread of romance runs through the book, 
which would interest both old and young. 
Every incident of the African narrative 
is from real life. All will enjoy the story 
of old Peter, the pensioned gardener, and 
the ten shillings given him to spend on 
" his little bit o' garden," and the results 
of his " foreign seeds " sown in Africa. 
This book deserves a place in every Sun- 
day-school and church library and is very 
good general reading. 

Mrs. H. Spenser Minnich. 

Nate. — All books reviewed in the Missionary Visi- 
tor may be purchased at the Brethren Publishing 
House, Elgin, 111. 

What Does Christ Expect of Young Peo- 
Ple Today? T. H. P. Sailer, The Pilgrim 
Press, Boston, 1926, Teacher's Complete 
Manual, including Pupil's Assignments, 75c. 
Pupil's Assignments per set, 25c. 

A series of questions for discussion for 
girls and boys thirteen to sixteen years of 
age. The book, with twenty-four problems 
raised, presents ideal material for Sunday- 
school or class discussions. The newer 
developments in methods of teaching ask 
that class discussions should cover some 
problem that exists in the experience of 
the pupils. This book brings up problems, 
all of which are real to this age, and then 
refers the pupil to the Scriptures which 
give a biblical answer. It is a new way 
of giving the biblical solution to present- 
day problems. Teachers who are puzzled 
in knowing how to present truth in a fresh, 
invigorating way will find here real help. 
This course will go a long way in getting 
classes interested in discussions and in 
searching for the answer to vital questions 
of Christian living. The course comes in 
(a) Teacher's Complete Manual and (b) a 
set of separate-leaf assignments for each 
pupil. Teachers desiring to investigate the 
course can order the manual without the 
pupil's sheets. 

H. Spenser Minnich. 


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The total budget approved by the Annual 
Meeting for the work of the several boards 
for use during this year is $382,775. 

The missionary committee of the Man- 
chester church, Ind., has been so success- 
ful in its methods for raising the Confer- 
ence offering, that the editor of the Visitor 
asked Bro. C. F. Kraning, chairman of 
their committee, to outline their plans. 
The following is a portion of his letter 
explaining their method: 

" I note in your letter of the 13th inst. 
what you have to say about our giving 
you some of our ways and means of raising 
our Conference offering. Our plan of han- 
dling the Conference offering is something 
like this : 

"After deciding on the time for making 
the every-member canvass our committee 
sends out a letter to the membership some- 
thing like the one enclosed which was Used 
last year. We also choose our solicitors, 
who are to make a thorough every-member 
canvass between two and four o'clock about 
the second Sunday before the Conference. 
Having more than nine hundred members 
on our church list, which is divided into 
many different territories, we select a chair- 
man for about twenty or twenty-five dif- 
ferent groups of three to seven solicitors 
and ask them to be responsible for their 
helpers. We urge all solicitors to attend 
a special solicitors' meeting immediately 
after the morning service on the day of 
the canvass, for the purpose of having every 
one understand all about the canvass, and 
all members are urged to be at home as 
much as possible and ready to make their 
offering in order to hasten the work. After 
the canvass is completed the missionary 
committee, with the pastor and elder, plan 
for a special sermon the following Sunday. 
Following the sermon we usually have dif- 
ferent members of the missionary commit- 
tee make special pleas for the success of 
the Conference and that our offering shall 
be greater than the previous year's offering. 

" I should have said that as soon as the 
missionary committee mail out their letter 
they start a campaign of special prayers 
for the success of the Annual Conference 
and the offering that is to help make it a 
success. After the canvass has been made, 
if we find that the offering is not what it 
should be we concentrate our prayers and 
keep the work on our hearts almost con- 
stantly until the offering is finished. We 
believe that prayer is a great factor in our 
success along this line, and yet I feel that 
our church has never given as much as 

we should or as we have been prospered. 
" Yours sincerely, 

" C. F. Kraning." 

The Manchester Missionary Committee 
Sent This Letter to Their Membership in 
Preparation for the 1925 Conference Offer- 

North Manchester, Ind., May 21, 1925. 
Dear Coworker: 

The greatest annual event of our church, 
viz., our Annual Conference, will soon be 
taking place at Winona. What a great 
blessing it is to have the meeting so near 
that we may enjoy all the sessions at a 
small expense, if we care to do so ! 

This is one more opportunity to help 
much in the Lord's work by praying for 
the success of the Conference and by giv- 
ing of our money to keep the business of 
the church moving along during the com- 
ing year. 

Owing to the rapid growth of the church 
her financial needs have become correspond- 
ingly great. The amount required to carry 
on the work for 1925 is $380,000. This is 
barely sufficient to maintain our present 
program. It does not provide for the send- 
ing out of new missionaries now under 

Our every-member canvass for the Con- 
ference offering will be made between two 
and four o'clock Sunday afternoon, May 24. 
Let us make this offering a great testimony 
of our faith and love for Christ and the 
church. We ask you to prayerfully consider 
what you should do. Each of us must help 
to maintain the standard of giving which 
the Walnut Street church has held for 
several years. Let each one give as the 
Lord has prospered him. 

The one great first work of the church 
is to establish the Gospel and enthrone 
Christ in the hearts and lives of men. This 
is our biggest contribution to world peace 
for which millions are now devoutly pray- 

The Lord is worthy of our largest gift 
and will bless the smallest. 

An offering of $2 or more entitles you to 
the Visitor for one year. 

The Missionary Committee, 
C. F. Kraning, 
John Bjorklund, 
Mrs. A. W. Parr. 


One of the many difficulties which beset 
the way of missionary education in the 
Sunday-school is the teacher who has 
had little missionary education and con- 
sequently has little interest in missions. 


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Some Sunday-schools have a special week- 
day mission study class for their teachers 
each year, in which the themes for the 
year are discussed and missionary plans 
and policies are made for the school as 
a whole, to be carried out through different 

The ideal is a Sunday-school that is 
missionary through and through— in all of 
its rooms, on all of its walls, in all of its 
teachings and all of its practices. There 
are many ways of working toward this 
ideal. One plan that has been successful 
in a New Jersey town is reported by Mary 
E. Ewing in Women and Missions : 

"Three years ago this fall regular mis- 
sionary instruction was started in our 
Sunday-school. For two years the work 
was carried on in various ways, none of 
which was very successful. Last winter 
we adopted a new plan that seems to have 

"First of all, the old Sunday-school 
library room was definitely set aside as a 
missionary room. Slowly but surely we 
are covering the old shelves with maps 
and pictures as we endeavor to create a 
missionary atmosphere. To this room the 
classes come for their missionary instruc- 
tion. Each class in the junior and interme- 
diate departments of the Sunday-school 
co,mes to the missionary room for three 
successive Sundays some time during the 
year. The regular teacher of the class is 
supposed to attend the missionary class, 
which is in charge of the special teacher. 

" During the three missionary Sundays 
the class simply omits the lessons in the 
regular course and receives instruction of 
another nature. Last year our plan of 
teaching was this : On the first Sunday we 
tried to create an interest in China and 
the Chinese people; on the second Sunday 
we studied the daily life of the people 
of that country; on the third Sunday we 
considered the needs of the Chinese people 
and talked about how we could satisfy 
those needs. The subject matter was 
adapted to the age of each class. During 
the class period we did some handwork 
on 'The Chinese Village Project.' 

"The fifty children who received the 
special missionary instruction have been 
responsible for many activities. In Septem- 

ber they carried on a missionary poster 
contest. In Octoher one of the classes 
presented a Chinese play as part of the 
Rally Day program. In November some 
of the children took part in the Thanks 
giving program, and made the largest con- 
tribution of food and toys in the history 
of the Sunday-school to an orphanage for 
the blind. At Christmas time the splendid 
program of the Board of Foreign Missions 
was given by the children who had been 
members of the missionary class. In ad- 
dition, the Sunday-school gave the largest 
offering of the year for missionary work 
in China. During the winter months the 
work continued. Each month some phase 
of missionary work was presented to the 
entire Sunday-school by the pupils. At 
Easter time the program provided by the 
Board of Foreign Missions was presented 
by the missionary department. 

"The big missionary event of the year 
was 'The Chinese Evening/ given in May. 
The children made the invitations for this 
affair and distributed them at the church 
doors the Sunday before the great event. 
The Sunday-school room was decorated in 
as 'Chinesey' a way as possible. Small 
boys and girls in Chinese costumes received 
the guests and ushered them to seats. The 
master of ceremonies, aged nine, announced 
the program. It consisted of a Chinese 
play, twelve short accounts of Chinese life 
and Chinese music — all given by the chil- 
dren. After the program the guests were 
invited to inspect the exhibits. On one 
table Chinese curios were displayed; the 
children collected some of them from the 
neighbors and the rest were borrowed 
from the Foreign Missions Library, 25 
Madison Ave., New York City. The hand- 
work of the children was assembled on 
another table in the form of a real Chinese 
village, with a Christian school and hos- 
pital and a native house with three courts 
as the chief features. On the other table 
the children exhibited the scrapbooks, 
marble bags, dressed dolls and other things 
they had made in week-day gatherings for 
a Daily Vacation Bible School in China. 
The Chinese Evening helped greatly in the 
missionary education of the parents as well 
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Correlation of the District Welfare Board 
and Aid Societies 


FIRST of all, we must find out the aim 
of the Welfare Board if we are to 
correlate our work with its work. The 
District Welfare Board aims to inaugurate 
and promote through the Welfare Boards 
of the local churches a reform along the 
lines of purity, simple life and temperance 
and to establish peace principles as taught 
by Christ. 

No reform can succeed without the home 
back of it. In our Aid Societies we have 
the mothers and grandmothers. Many of 
them are too busy to keep themselves in- 
formed about the conditions and needs of 
society and the world at large. Why not, 
while the rest are working, have some one 
read an article which sets forth some of 
the conditions which should receive our 
most earnest attention as mothers, or have 
some one read a number of articles along 
a certain line? I hear some one say, "We 
tried having some one read and it did not 
work. They would not listen." Were the 
articles read on some specific topic of vital 
importance to each member present, or were 
they of a general character of no special 
interest to anyone? When we consider 
questions which are vital to the life of 
every boy and girl in our homes we are 
apt to listen. We will want to talk about 
them, and if possible do something to make 
conditions better. If this plan does not 
meet your approval, do as some others are 
doing: have an evening or some time once 
a month when you meet to discuss things 
of this kind, or you may have a missionary 
program or any kind of a program that 
appeals to you as worth while, together 
with a social time. In some way get the 
needs of your local community before the 

mothers, so they will be better able to 
direct their children and help +o mould 
community life. 

You ask, "What are some of these needs 
and where may we get literature about 
them? " The General Welfare Board has a 
pamphlet, " Literature," giving titles of 
books and pamphlets on many of these 
subjects. You may have this pamphlet by 
writing to Mrs. Bertha Neher, Warsaw, Ind. 
The Christian Herald often gives articles 
on certain evils that need our help. The 
Y. W. C. A. and Y. M. C. A. have books 
and pamphlets that are suggestive and 
helpful. This literature may be obtained 
from the Association Press, 347 Madison 
Ave., N. Y. Many papers and magazines 
have something along these lines that would 
be helpful if we just look for it. 

Do you realize the menace of many of 
the magazines found on the news stands 
today? Just a little from Dr. Sheldon's 
article in the Christian Herald of June 20: 

" Some of the merchandise on the news 
stands is so foul and so unclean that it 
cannot be cleaned with a mild or polite 
or gentle means. It needs a pitchfork, and 
if the church members of the country do 
not take that implement and use it in their 
hands, what hope is there that any other 
class of citizens will do it? " Here is one 
line of reform that ought to challenge the 
Church of the Brethren. Mothers, what 
are your girls and boys reading? 

What about the movies? Even the "good 
shows " usually have something that savors 
of the impure. Generally the cigarette, if 
nothing worse, is in evidence. In the much- 
talked-of show, " The Ten Commandments," 
the boy who is supposed to be the model of 


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righteousness is represented as listening, 
with a pipe in his mouth, to his mother 
reading the Bible. One girl who attended 
a show that was supposed to be respectable 
came home feeling that she had been out- 
raged by what she had seen. Our boys and 
girls cannot feed on such trash and remain 
pure. What are we going to, do about it? 

Why so much talk about law enforce- 
ment? In many American homes there is 
no " home life." Homes do not demand 
obedience; many schools do not demand 
obedience; and because the boy has never 
learned obedience, the man has no regard 
for law. These are only a few of the 
many problems that need the closest co- 
operation of the home and church. 

We must put on a teaching program. 
Germany taught war forty years — the result 
was war. The Anti-Saloon League taught 
the evil effects of alcohol for twenty-five 
years or more — the result was national pro- 
hibition. We must teach purity and high 
standards in our homes and help to set the 
standards for society in general, and we 
are bound to have better social conditions. 
If our Aid Societies will put on a program 
of this kind our Welfare Boards will find 
a strong ally in helping to carry out their 

In the Northern District of Illinois the 
District Ministerial Board has arranged for 
sectional ministerial meetings to be held at 
stated times and places to discuss ministerial 
problems. Why cannot the District Wel- 
fare Board and the District Aid Society 
Committee arrange for sectional meetings, 
perhaps in connection with the ministerial 
meetings, to discuss their problems and best 
methods of meeting those problems? In 
this way one church may inspire another 
to greater activity. We need the united 
effort of all in the fight against impurity 
and unrighteousness. 


During 1926 the children of the Brother- 
hood are asked to earn money to support 
the entire Liao Chou station in China. This 
work is assigned to the children to help 
them learn about the missionary cause. 
The children will receive information about 
their work through the Junior department 

of the Visitor and by special messages sent 
to leaders of children's groups. 

The children need their mothers to en- 
courage and stand by them in this work. 
Last year the children earned over $12,000 
but of course their mothers deserve a great 
share of the credit. For information about 
the 1926 plans write General Mission 
Board, Elgin, 111., and ask for the leaflet, 
" Carry the Gospel to Liao Chou." If the 
children are to engage in gardening or 
poultry raising to earn their money it is 
high time to begin. 


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the children so that a worth-while attend- 
ance may be maintained. This is very much 
the case in missions all over India, as well 
as in government schools. Doubtless pov- 
erty in most cases is the chief cause for 
this lack of interest in education. Though 
it requires considerable effort to secure 
boys for the boarding-school, there is less 
interference from the parents, and quite 
a number stick to the school till they have 
finished the higher grades. Some, indeed, 
have passed on to training college and are 
prospective leaders in the church and in 
their communities. The remainder of them 
are going back to their villages, most of 
them Christians, equipped to be better citi- 
zens, and we hope they will also prove to 
be the foundation of a more stable and 
aggressive Christian community. 

Much for which to be thankful has been 
accomplished during the past twenty-five 
years. A wise and kind Providence has 
opened closed doors, presented opportu- 
nities for winning the friendship of a once- 
suspicious government and people, and in 
a wonderful manner preserved the lives of 
his messengers. Many who formerly were 
saying, "Away with Christ," now are bold 
to say, " He is a Teacher sent from God." 
Pray with us, that these and many more 
may very soon exclaim, " My Lord and 
my God ! " 

Notice to Sunday-school and missionary 
leaders: Be sure to read " The Evangel in 
Africa," by Stover Kulp. Use it in present- 
ing the May missionary appeal to the Sun- 


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To the Children Who Worked for the Dahanu Hospital 

We have just received the following letter from Dr. Nickey to be passed on to you. 
At the present time the Hospital fund has reached $12,154.92. This is enough to 
complete the part of the hospital to be built now and probably to help pay for the 
furnishings in it. 

I suppose you already know of the plans for 1926. All children are invited to help 
provide the entire amount of money needed at the Liao Chou station in China for 
1926. This is the place where the war has been causing trouble. I am sure we shall 
have very interesting reports from the work we are doing there. 

Yours in the Work Jesus would have us to do. 

Dear Children: 

In the middle in the picture is Setabai. Her daughter is on one side and her mother 

on the other. They were all three baptized a few months ago. 

About a year ago one of our village 
teachers came and said there were a poor 
widow and her three children living near 
them, who were all sick. Would we have a 
place to care for them if they would be 
brought here? We told them we could 
give them a room and would be glad to 
take care of them and help them; so they 
were brought. They all had fever and some 
of them were very sick. They received 
medicines and food, and Christian teaching 
each day, and got well. The mother said she 
would like to get work here and put her 
children in the school. We gave her work 
and the two children who were old enough 
were put in school. They were all very 
happy to be here, and eager to hear more 
about Jesus. Sometimes the tears would 
come in Setabai's eyes as she heard the 
story of God's love, and of Jesus' death on 
the cross for her sins. It took some cour- 
age to make the decision to really give 
herself to the Lord, and to receive baptism 
for the remission of sins, but when she 
did make the decision she was happy and 
testified to others. There were some others 
receiving teaching at the same time, but 
were not ready to receive baptism. When 
talking about it she said, " I can't put it off 
because they do; I want salvation. If they 
don't want it now, that is no reason why I 

Setabai, her mother and daughter. Three gen- 
erations were baptized November, 1926 


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shouldn't have it. I want baptism now." Then her daughter and mother also felt that 
they wanted to serve the Lord and have their sins washed away. So they were all 
three baptized at the same time, and seem very happy in their new life. The 
grandmother is quite old and lives with her daughter, Setabai. 

They have struggles and temptations, but their lives are changed and they are 
trying to follow our Savior. Will you not pray for them that they may be strong, 
and may witness fpr Jesus to their friends and relatives who are Hindus? 

A couple of weeks later another patient was baptized. His father had been a Hindu 
priest, but died when the boy was quite small. Later he wandered to Bombay and 
begged for food. Some Christian gentleman found him and put him in a Christian 
boarding school where he staid a few years. Then he had gone to work, had gotten 
very sick and was some better but not strong yet. He came here saying he wanted to 
get well and wanted to learn more of the Bible. He received medical help and spiritual 
help and just before Christmas was very happy to put on Christ in baptism. Will you 
not pray for him that he may become strong in body and in his spiritual life, and be 
effectual in bringing others to his Savior? He is a boy of Brahman caste, and has some 
influential relatives and some property. None of us can understand all that it has 
meant to him to come out alone and confess Christ and receive baptism. He is about 
20 years old. May the Lord himself supply home, loved ones and material needs 
to him, as he has given up these for Jesus. And may his joy grow fuller and may he 
be a power in God's hands to help others. Pray for him. Satan will not leave 
him untried. But Jesus is strong to hold and keep. 


Dahanu Hospital Workers 

helped to raise more than $12,000 in order that sick people may 

learn more of Christ, who sends us to minister to the 

needs of their bodies and souls 

The Sunnyside, Washington, children raised chickens, potatoes, and many other kinds of garden 

vegetables and did chores to earn $453.00 


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The workers at Harmonyville, Pennsylvania, earned $42.00 

Master Jay Ringler, Easton, Md., who con- 
tributed $15.00 

Master Harvey Bovey, Washington, D. C, earned 
$13.01 selling Hershey chocolates 

Lower Miami Sunday-school Hustlers earned $36.00 Lower Miami, Ohio, S. S. Rustlers earned $32.00 


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My dear Juniors: The door is unlocked this time, 
but we'll have to squeeze up tight or you can't 
all get in. That will explain why your letters are 
printed in small type. And you will also notice 
that I have cut out quite a bit — things that were 
of least importance. If some of you spread your- 
selves too much, there won't be standing room 
for the others. And, if I were you, I wouldn't say 
the same things that everybody ■ else does. If 
your Sunday-school class has done anything worth 
while, or is planning something big, tell us about 
it. As the Bible says, we want to "provoke one 
another to good works." Be so busy doing nice 
things that people will call you " odd." Jesus was 
very odd, because he did his good things in such 
a different way. The mission secretary is expect- 
ing a lot of information from you in the next few 
months! And he'd love to meet you at the Lincoln 
Conference! How many of you will be there? 

Aunt Adalyn. 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: I live on a farm south of 
Roanoke City, and not far from the National High- 
way recently built to connect the North and South 
with a good road. My father owns a tractor, and 
I like to run it. I am ten years old and in the 
sixth grade. I joined the Church of the Brethren 
last summer. I have resolved to memorize a Scrip- 
ture verse every day this year. I would be glad to 
get letters from some of the Juniors. 

Boone Mill, Va., R. 3. Emory Bowman. 

You are fond of machinery, I take it. I am glad 
you have your mind in good working order, too. 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: I am twelve years old and 
in the seventh year at the Goshen Junior High 
School. I have eight classes. My principal is Miss 
Grace Galentine. I ride a bicycle to school, five 
and a half blocks. I am the secretary of our 
Sunday-school class 4. I send out cards to those 
that don't come. I serve for two months, and 
then the class votes for a new one. My teacher is 
Ralph Swihart. Some of our cards read, " Some 
falls are beautiful, but when you fall it is not so 
nice." In the summer I work for my foster father 
or where I stay. Elbert D. Miller. 

317 Dewey Ave., Goshen, Ind. 

I have no doubt you are doing a good job drum- 
ming up delinquents! And do you follow your 
cards with a lasso, and pull them back? 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: I will be eleven March 10. I 
was baptized Sept. 3, 1925. Two other girls were 
baptized then. My Sunday-school teacher is Mrs. 
Lula Plank. There are seven in our class. Our 
pastor is Rev. George Culler. We had a Bible 
school during Christmas vacation. I go to a con- 
solidated school. I am in the sixth grade. I live 
just across from the school building. My teacher 
is Mr. Frantz. There are 44 in my room. I have 
a little niece and nephew. Dorthea Lavon Geiger. 

Woodland, Mich. 

And are you on friendly terms with all forty-four 
of your schoolmates? You have a great chance to 
let your light shine. 

Dear Aunt Adalyn. 
the fourth grade. I 
My papa runs the 
children on it. My 
beth Meyer is my 
in the Junior class, 
our church. I wish 
to me. 

Myerstown, Pa., R. 

You feel perfectly 
don't you? He carri 

I am nine years old and in 
go to school in an auto truck, 
truck. We have twenty-two 
teacher is Mrs. Noll. Eliza- - 
Sunday-school teacher. I am 
My papa is elder in charge of 
some the Juniors would write 
Edna M. Gibbel. 

safe when your papa drives, 
es a precious freight. 

Dear Aunt Adalyn : I am ten years old and in 

the fifth grade. School is about three-fourths of 
a mile from home. I have two brothers and one 
sister at home older than I. I have a fine time 
sleighriding, for we have had snow for several 
weeks. We have a collie pup and two white pigeons 
for pets. Gladys Cummings. 

Boone Mill, Va., R. 3. 

Caring for pets is a good way to cultivate the 
finer feelings and sympathize with humans. 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: I am fifteen years old and a 
sophomore in high school. I am in a Sunday- 
school class of about thirty pupils of high school 
age. Rev. Galen B. Royer, Jr., is our pastor and 
my Sunday-school teacher. I now write to about 
ten girls through this department. My nickname is 
" Doorster," and my birthday is June 13. If you 
ever come through Nappanee, Aunt Adalyn, stop 
and visit me. Dorothy E. Mishler. 

457 E. Centennial St., Nappanee, Ind. 

Thank you for the invitation, and I hope Nap- 
panee will be on my line of travel some time. 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: I will be twelve May 4. I am 
in^ the fifth grade. My teacher is Miss Georgia 
Hite. There are nine in my Sunday-school class. 
We have to take test at church. I have a pure- 
bred Guernsey cow and calf. I belong to the agri- 
culture club. I have been taking my calf to the 
fair, and have received fourteen dollars in two 
years. I belong to the Brethren church. Will some 
boys write to me? Willard Miller. 

Bridgewater, Va. 

I should certainly like to see that calf. Do you 
take as good care of yourself as you do of the 
calf? Our bodies are " temples," you- know, and 
a temple is something sacred. 

Dear Aunt Adalyn. I am fifteen years old and a 
freshman in high school. I belong to the Brethren 
church. There are twelve girls in my Sunday- 
school class. There are thirty in my class at 
school. I live on a farm near Union Bridge. We 
ship milk. We have young people's meeting at 6: 45 
Sundays. Forty are enrolled, and thirty to thirty- 
five attend. We gave a church play and made 
money to help pay for our new church we built 
last fall. We had a revival last fall, with twenty- 
five converts. I go to school with one of our 
neighbor boys in a car. He goes to college. I 
had a birthday party Dec. 30. There were fifty- 
six here. I would be glad if some intermediate 
boys or girls would write to me. Elsie Bowman. 

Union Bridge, Md., R. 3, Box 9. 

When young folks ttirn out like that to a Sun- 
day meeting, and pay their share on a new church, 
it's a sign the older folks will have to get a move 
on to keep up! 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: I am thirteen years old, and 
live on a farm. I enjoy farm life, and think there 
is nothing nicer than the beauties of nature. I 
am a freshman in high school. Miss H. V. Childrey 
is my teacher. I have one class under the principal, 
Miss M. K. Brightbill— that is Bible. We have 
learned 1 Cor. 13; Eccles. 12; Isa. 53; Rev. 22; also 
the Beatitudes. We are now studying Matthew. 
I enjoy it very much. Later we will draw a map 
of Palestine. Christine Bowman. 

Callaway, Va. 

It is well to store up the mind with sparkling 
jewels like that. It- is better yet to have the 
heart moved by their warm brilliance. 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: I am thirteen years old, and 
in the sixth grade. My Sunday-school teacher is 
Miss Clemmie Marpoe. There are from twelve to 
nineteen present every Sunday. This is too many 
for the space we have, and the class is going to 
be divided. I am a member of the Church of the 
Brethren since Jan. 28, 1924. I have just finished 
my seventh year of perfect attendance at Sunday- 
school. One of the public schools burned Dec. 31. 
Our Juniors are going to contribute to the Dahanu 
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and librarian of the Sunday-school. Ida Shumaker 
was here, and told the Juniors a real tiger story, 
and we enjoyed it to the full. I am reading the 
Bible through this year by reading three chapters 
a day and five on Sunday. We are going to make 
improvements in the church, and start two new 
Sunday-school classes. Denton Emmert. 

Shippensburg, Pa. 

Here is a case of something growing by division! 
It's like separating the roots of a thrifty plant, and 
starting them in new spots. Pretty soon you'l be 
filling the whole church with your fragrance! 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: Eight hundred and fifty pupils 
attend our high school, about three miles from my 
home. After walking six blocks, I take a bus. I 
am an eighth grader. My brother is a sophomore. 
It is very cold here (January). The pine trees 
are green all winter, and when it first snows they 
are beautiful. There are eleven girls in my Sun- 
day-school class. We earned seven dollars for the 
Dahanu hospital in India. Some Christmas money 
which my sister, brother and I saved we're going 
to send for the hospital. 

Myerstown, Pa., R. 2, Box 35. Naomi Heisey. 

The money you sent was received safely, and 
the Mission Board thanks you all very much. 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: My brother, twelve, belongs 
to the Brethren church. My sister, Ruth Evelyn, 
is two. I walk to Burketown, then go on a truck 
to Weyers Cave to school. My teacher is Miss 
Jennings. I go to Sunday-school at the Summit, 
where my teacher is Mrs. Cline. Edith Cline. 

Weyers Cave, Va. 

Your morning walk, when everything is fresh, 
gives you rosy cheeks and stout calves, no doubt! 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: I was twelve last September 
1, and am in the seventh grade. My Sunday-school 
teacher is Mrs. Fisher, and our pastor is Mr. 
Herschel G. Shank. There are twelve in my class, 
and six ot us took out a talent of ten cents each, 
and brought back about $23. I brought back $5. 
Will you please have some girl about my age write 
to me? Merle Fisher. 

Fruitland, Idaho. 

So there were six "wise virgins" in your class! 
What did the other six do? 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: On March 16 I was thirteen. 
My father is the pastor of our church, and Mrs. 
Fisher is the teacher of us twelve girls. We 
raised over $23. There are two girls and two 
boys in our family. I would like for some of the 
Juniors to write to me. Marjorie Shank. 

Fruitland, Idaho. 

I expect you and Merle make a good team. " By 
their fruits ye shall know them." Is that why they 
call it " Fruitland "? 

Dear Aunt Adalyn and Fellow- Juniors: I am 
thirteen years old, and in the first year of high 
school. Besides my regular- classes I take music 
and physical education. My brother Ward is a 
junior and takes debate. Feb. 25 they debated at 
Leeds, N. Dak. I wrote to Rebecca Keller, and 
now we keep correspondence. I like school this 
year, as it hasn't dragged like other years. 

Egeland, N. Dak., Box 283. Maxine' Williams. 

I am glad your high grades keep up. Maybe 
that's why you like school better! 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: I am seven years old, and 
in the third grade. We had a Christmas play. 
I was a fairy. My father and mother were there, 
and they liked it very much. We had a valentine 
box in our school. I received 23 valentines. We 
have lots of snow and good coasting (February). 
Mother went with us down a big hill. We had 
good fun. I have two sisters and one brother. 
We have good times. Mother does not let us 
quarrel. Ruth A. Smith. 

Lebanon, Pa. 

Seems to me, Ruth, you have a good sort of a 

mother. All the more if she is a good sport, and 
chummy with her children! 

Dear Mission Board: The Sunday-school gave 
twenty of us 25 cents each to invest. I raised eight 
chickens, and got $4 for them. I enjoyed it fine. 
Hope to have some money next year to send you 
and hope you will have the hospital at Dahanu up 
soon. I attend Sunday-school at Middle River, and 
Mrs. Garber is my teacher. Eva Sheets. 

Ft. Defiance, Va. 

That's the spirit! Forgetting the good we have 
done, stretch forward to do some more good. So 
we may all be little Pauls and Paulines. 

Dear Children: I know you will be interested to 
hear how we made our money. I got a setting of 
eggs and seven chickens hatched, which brought 
me $3.25. Mrs. Garber is the girls' teacher, and 
Miss Cline was the boys' teacher. Twenty boys 
and girls were given 25 cents to invest. 

Ft. Defiance, Va. Merle Moore. 

No doubt you had affection for those chickens 
before you sold them. What did the buyer do 
with them ? 

Dear Mission Board: For the benefit of the 
Dahanu hospital I raised eight chickens and made 
$4. I enjoyed doing it very much, and hope to 
send you money next season. I attend Sunday- 
school at Middle River whenever I can. 

Ft. Defiance, Va. Naomi Sheets. 

You and your sister seem to have been neck and 
neck in the race! I wouldn't be surprised if next 
year's chickens would make a pretty big flock. 

Dear Mission Board: I am eleven years old. Our 
superintendent gave the second and third year 
Juniors 25 cents to invest. That was not enough 
to buy a sitting of eggs, so my parents gave more. 
When the time came to sell them I had seven, 
and they brought me $4, which I was glad to give 
to help build the Dahanu hospital. 

Ft. Defiance, Va. Kathleen Sheets. 

Virginia must be a good chicken-raising country. 
Did you ever visit a hospital? Do you live any- 
where near one? 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: I am twelve years old and 
in the sixth grade. I go to Edgewood school, and 
sit with my little friend, Kathleen Whitten. Her 
nickname is Kitty. She has written to you, and 
told me to write. I have two brothers and one 
sister. Will you tell some one to write to me? 

Lowry, Va., R. 1. Inez Preas. 

I am glad to introduce you to the rest of the 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: I live on a farm. We tend 
market through the summer. My sister Grace goes 
along one time and I the next. Last winter we 
did not get to Sunday-school for eleven weeks be- 
cause father was sick. My teacher is Mrs. Jacob 
Hollinger. I go to the Mastersonville school. I 
am twelve years old and in the seventh grade. 
My birthday is Dec. 27. My teacher is Miss 
Kathryn E. Zug. I belong to the church. 

Manheim, Pa., R. 5. Verna Mae Heisey. 

Going to market will give you good business 
training. There is nothing like business methods, 
even in the Lord's work. 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: I am nine years old and in 
the fourth grade. I go to Mt. Hope church. My 
teacher is Mrs. Sadie Hosier. My papa was sick 
with pleurisy. I have a pet kitten named Tiger, 
because it is striped. I wish some Juniors would 
write to me. Grace Heisey. 

Manheim, Pa., R. 5. 

It is nice that you and Verna can be in school 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: I am just getting over an 
attack of the flu, and have not been to school for 
a week and a half. I joined church when I was 


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nine years old. My father is pastor at a little 
country church about ten miles out of town. We 
attend church and Sunday-school there instead of 
at North Manchester where we live. Our class 
name is " Loyal Workers." I am twelve years old, 
and in the seventh grade. I would be very glad 
for others to write to me. Helen Eikenberry. 

608 Bond St., North Manchester, Ind. 

No doubt your father appreciates the cooperation 
of his family in building up his rural work. 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: I was eleven years old in 
February. I am in the sixth grade. We live on 
a farm, five miles from the National Pike. We 
are close to the church, and to the schoolhouse. My 
Sunday-school teacher is Miss Anna Fike. 

Lonaconing, Md., Box 18. Mary E. Merrill. 

Do you know how long the National Pike is? 
Where does it go to? 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: I was glad to hear that the 
work for the Dahanu hospital was a success. My 
sister and I are planning for the work in China 
this year. My sister was four years old Feb. 20, 
and I was eleven Feb. 23. My school closes the 
last of April. Oaklyn and Geneva Varner. 

Churchville, Va. 

Nothing like starting in early to do good. I wish 
you lots of success. 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: I go to the Bealeton high 
school. I am twelve years old and in the fifth 
grade. I am a member of the Brethren church. 
There are seventeen in my Sunday-school class. I 
live two and a half miles from town. 

Bealeton, Va. Lottie Myers. 

Such a bunch of Juniors could do big things in 
a missionary enterprise! Have you planned your 
summer's work? 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: We live in the country, but 
go to Hansell Consolidated School. I am in the 
third grade. I was eight on April 30. All four 
of us children raised chickens and gave some money 
for the Dahanu Hospital. I hope we can raise 
some money for the China mission this year. 

Hampton, Iowa, R. 5. Orpha Burn. 

We'll have to eat chicken pretty often, won't we, 
so you get enough money for your mission work! 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: I am eleven years old and 
in the sixth grade. My papa is superintendent of 
our Sunday-school. I read in the Visitor that 
China, India and Africa need money, so this sum- 
mer I am going to make a large garden and try 
to help the foreign countries out. When I grow 
up I hope I can go over there and teach them the 
Gospel. I want some Junior boys and girls to 
write to me. Paul Heckman. 

Garden City, Kans. 

That's the brave lad! I hope your garden will 
bear " like everything." 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: My father is elder at White- 
stone church, of which I am a member. Bro. Noble 
Stutsman held revival meetings here from Feb. 21 
to March 7. Six gave their hearts to Christ. Our 
class name is " Swastika." My teacher is Warren 
Holmes. We certainly have excellent singing at 
church. They sing as if they meant every word. 
I will try to help pay for the Dahanu hospital. I 
love to do missionary work. I sometimes think I 
will be a missionary when I grow up and have 
finished school. I am fourteen years old and in 
the eighth grade. I wish some one about the same 
age would write to me. J. Evelyn Holmes. 

Tonasket, Wash. 

The members of your class certainly ought to be 
" benedictions." Do you wear a " swastika " pin? 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: Our Junior class in Elkhart 
are giving money for different causes. Just now 
we are trying to raise ten dollars for the Dahanu 
hospital. We have also given money to the Africa 
cause. I am ten years old and in the fifth grade. 

Elkhart, Ind., R. 2 Rosalie E. Nickler. 

Your letter has quite a missionary flavor. It 
takes the ten-year-olds to make things go! 

Dear Aunt Adalyn: I attend the Alum Ridge high 
school. I am thirteen years old and in the sixth 
grade. I joined the Junior Church League during 
1925. The Sunday-school gave us thirty cents to 
start on. Some raised chickens, some beans, and 
some planted potatoes. I raised chickens, and 
made $3.07. The League raised $50.04. There were 
sixteen in the League. I attend Pleasant Valley 
Sunday-school. My teacher is Miss Lila Reed. 

Floyd, Va., R. 3, Box 38. Artie Hurt. 

It is wonderful how money grows when you put 
it in the ground, or in chicken feed! Can you 
explain the miracle? 



Wrecked Cities of India 

1. Le hid.. 6. E. B. Arnes. 

2. U. C. Alcatt. 7. Rab D. A. Hyde. 

3. Baby mo. 8. Sam Ard. 

4. Ku clown. 9. Aaaaddhmb. 

5. Lorahe. 10. Alan G. Bore. 

Elizabeth E. and Emma Jo Wagoner. 
A Bouquet of Flowers 

1. Rsose. 6. Psany. 

2. Snawbolsl. 7. Pyone. 

3. Vlotie. 8. Dhilaa. 

4. Llcai. 9. Hhnitcay. 

5. Asetr. 10. Seweatsep. 

Tonie Elizabeth Boothe. 
Missing Words.— 1. Heir, air. 2. Bard, barred. 
3. Cause, caws. 4. Days, daze. 5. Feat, feet. 
6. Pealed, peeled. 7. Wrote, rote. 8. Veil, vale. 
A January Wish. — "A Happy New Year!" 


The children all over the Brotherhood are 
writing in for information about Carrying 
the Gospel to Liao Chou. More than two 
thousand application cards have been re- 
quested. The following congregations have 
already (April 10) sent in their enrollments. 
If you want information write to the Gen- 
eral Mission Board, Elgin, Ell., for the 
leaflet or read the plan on page 76 of the 
March 1926 Visitor. 

Portage Congregation, Ohio. Eva Hart- 
sough, leader. 25 children enrolled. 

Kingsley Congregation, Iowa. Edith Leh- 
man, leader. Thirty-three children enrolled. 

New Enterprise Congregation, Pennsyl- 
vania. Sara Replogle, leader. Twenty-six 
children enrolled. 

Harris Creek Congregation, Ohio. Etoile 
Sargent, leader. Seventeen children en- 

Lincoln Congregation, Nebraska. Minnie 
Horsh, leader. Thirty-five children enrolled. 

Eagle Creek Congregation, Ohio. A. G. 
Freed, leader. Twelve children enrolled. 



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Tract Distribution. During the month of February 
the Board sent out 2,626 doctrinal tracts. 

Correction No. 20. See March Visitor under W. 
W. Missions, contribution of $26.10 from Tacoma, 
Wash., has since been designated for Conference 

Correction No. 21. See April Visitor under W. W. 
Missions of contribution of $104.80 credited to Mt. 
Morris Cong., 111.; there has since been designated 
$15 for India Share Plan. 

Correction No. 22. See July, 1922, Visitor under 
Forward Movement— 1921 on credit of $124.50 to 
Beaver Run Cong., W. Va., there has been a loss 
of $34.50 because of bank failure. 

Correction No. 23. See September, 1925, and April, 
1926, Visitors under Foreign Missions out of con- 
tributions from Hagerstown, Md., cong., $500 and 
$750 respectively there has since been designated 
$1,000 for support of H. J. Brooks and wife. 

February Receipts. The following contributions for 
the various funds were received during February : 

Conference Offering, 1926. As of March 31, 1926, 
the Conference (Budget) offering for the year end- 
ing February 28, 1927, stands as follows: 

Cash received since March 1, 1926, $ 14,450.78 

(The 1926 Budget of $382,775.00 is 3.3% raised whereas 
it should be 8.3%) 

Mission Board Treasury Statement. The follow- 
ing shows the condition of mission finances on 
March 31, 1926: 

Income since March 1, 1926, $16,987.10 

Income same period last year, 17,123.18 

Expense since March 1, 1926, 19,354.45 

Expense same period last year, 20,321.82 

Mission deficit March 31, 1926, 12,483.53 

Mission deficit February 27, 1926 10,116.18 

Increase in deficit for March, 1926, 2,367.35 

Africa— $130.00 

Indv.: No. 88754, $30; An Individual, $100, 130 00 
Arizona — $21 .62 

S. S. : Glendale, 21 62 

Canada — $5.00 

Cong.: W. C. Brown & Family (Fairview), 5 00 

California— $573.91 

No. Dist., Cong.: Oakland, $29.37; Em- 
pire, $43.63; Laton, $46.27; Reedley, $23.60; 
Raisin, $1; Modesto, $6.70; Chowchilla, $50; 
S. E. Hylton (Lindsay) $13; Frank Byfield 
(Empire) $20; J. W. Gwinn (Empire) $5; 
S. S.: Oakland, $8.95; Live Oak, $3.44; Y. 
P. Dept. & C. W. S.: Oakland, $8.56; 
Young People of Empire, $18.88; Indv.: 
Grant Bowman & Family, $25, 303 40 

So. Dist., Cong.: Pasadena, $205.51; Mary 
A. Brubaker (La Verne) $10; Mrs. J. M. 
Miller (1st Los Angeles) $5; Lulu & Will 
Terford (1st Los Angeles) $25; S. S.: E. San 

Diego, $25, 270 51 

Colorado— $107.29 

E. Dist., Cong.: Rocky Ford, $12.59; 
Miami, $23.50; A Sister (Bethany) $2.20; 
Indv.: H. P. Lehman & Family, $10, 48 29 

W. Dist., Cong.: Fruita, $9; First Grand 

Valley, $50, 59 00 

Florida— $88.63 

Cong.: Zion, $12.42; S. S. : Seneca, $6.21; 
Aid Soc: Sebring, $50; Indv.: Eva Heagley 

Hurst, $20, 88 63 

Idaho— $188.55 

Cong.: Boise Valley, %37; Fruitland, $19.67; 
Bowmont, $23.53; Nampa, $85; Winchester, 
$10; J. H. Bowers & Wife (Payette) $5; 
L. C. Schubert (Payette) $.35; Aid Soc: 
Boise Valley, $5; Indv.: Mrs. Nannie A. 
Harmon, $3, 188 55 

Illinois— $1,513.57 

Xo. Dist., Cong.: Lanark, $50.68; Mt. Mor- 
ris, $280; Sterling, $10.74; Waddams Grove, 
$3.65; Pine Creek, $20; Dixon, $26.12; W. R. 
Replogle (1st Chicago) $50; J. S. Flory 
(M. N.) (Bethel) $.50; P. R. Keltner (M. 
N.) (Chelsea) $.50; No. 88257 (1st Chicago) 
$30; Annetta Yarger (Waddams Grove) $20; 
S. S.: Hastings St. (1st Chicago) $76.78; 
" Cheerful Workers " Class (Lanark) $10; 
Sterling, $6.58; 1st Chicago, $225; Franklin 
Grove, $128.35; Aid Soc: 1st Chicago, $251; 
Lanark, $25; Hickory Grove, $10; Miss. Soc: 
Lanark, $15; Indv.: Wm. Grote Co., $25, .. 1,264.90 

So. Dist., Cong.: Astoria, $40.50; Allison 
Prairie, $22.12; Virden, $34.77; Girard, $84.16; 
Woodland, $13; Decatur, $17.81; Romine, 
$3.10; E. M. Hersch (Blue Ridge) $5; Mrs. 
R. A. Forney (Hudson) $1; Mary Hester 
(Girard) $1; S. S.: Allison Prairie, S3. 16; 
LaMotte Prairie, $13.05; Aid Soc: Allison 
Prairie, $5; Indv.: Mary E. Clower, $5, ... 248 67 
Indiana— $4,565.48 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Manchester, $1,102.25; 
Eel River, $21.59; Monticello, $25; Portland, 
$32.23; Bachelor Run, $76.97; Plunge Creek 
Chapel, $44; W. Goshen, $200; W. Man- 
chester, $352.61; Clear Creek, $65.85; Sala- 
monie, $74.05; W. Eel River, $6.47; Markle, 
$38.50; Roann, $31.63; So. Whitley, $10.61; 
Pipe Creek, $17.48; Cart Creek, $36.84; Leon- 
na S. Friend (Mexico) $2; J. W. Shively & 
Wife (Manchester) $100; D. M. Byerly 
(Pleasant Dale) $10; M. K. Reiff (Burnetts- 
ville) $2; John Leedy (Andrews) $26; C. 
Walter Warstler (M. N.) (Huntington Citv) 
$.50; R. H. Miller (M. N.) (Manchester) 
$.50; W. C. Stinebaugh (M. N.) (Pipe Creek) 
$.50; S. S.: Eel River, $53.60; Flora, $120.56; 
Pleasant Dale, $8.02; Beaver Creek, $34.06; 
Loon Creek, $40; Salamonie, $145.95; Spring 
Creek, $81.23; Bachelor Run, $10; Aid Soc: 
Salamonie, $50; Flora, $59, 2,880.00 

No. Dist., Cong.: Yellow Creek, $135.87; 
Union, $20.80; Elkhart City, $50; Bethany, 
$110.50; Nappanee, $38.81; Pleasant Valley, 
$64.39; Middlebury, $52.95; Union Center, 
$68.75; Wakarusa, $80; No. Liberty, $15.69; 
Bethel, $96.22; Center, $18; Plymouth, $4.33; 
Auburn, $10.50; Walnut, $50; 1st So. Bend, 
$350; Baugo, $54.40; Ethel Cripe (W. Goshen) 
$5; Cecil Reed & Wife (Plymouth) $5; 
Hazel Stout (New Salem) $2; Russel H. 
Stout (New Salem) $5; John J. S wander & 
Wife (Cedar Creek) $3; C. E. Gramer & 
Wife (1st So. Bend) $10; Unknown donor 
(So. Bend) $5; J. T. Dickey (No. Winona) 
$25; R. J. Swihart & Wife (Osceola) $25; 
Elkhart City, $30.60; Cedar, $4.10; Auburn, 
$5.25; Plymouth, $16.62; Aid Soc: Elkhart 
City, $25; Auburn, $10, 1,397 88 

So. Dist., Cong.: Anderson, $78.40; Middle- 
town, $6.20; Rossville, $115; Mississinewa, 
$78; J. C. Mitchel & Wife (Maple Grove) 
$5; S. S.: Howard, $5, 287 60 

Iowa— $1,247.39 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Garrison, $28.30; Iowa 
River, $25; Panther Creek, $112.34; A Brother 
(Iowa River) $5; C. Z. Reitz (Maxwell) 
$40; Mrs. Lydia Ommen (Coon River) $5; 
S. S.: Dallas Center, $66.66; Muscatine, 
$16.23; Garrison, $186, 484 53 

No. Dist., Cong.: Spring Creek, $15.20; 
Greene, $14.06; So. Waterloo, $373.73; S. S. : 
So. Waterloo, $86, 488 99 

So. Dist., Cong.: English River t $210; No. 
English, $12.90; Mary Wonderlich (So. Keo- 
kuk) $10; S. Schlotman (Council Bluffs) $5; 
S. S.: Council Bluffs, $3.56; Ottumwa, $5.67; 
Libertyville, $26.74, 273 87 


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Kansas— $533.98 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: Abilene City, $11; 
Appanoose, $43.12; Lone Star, $50; Topeka, 
$16.60; Mary Hickerson (McLouth) $5; F. 
P. Sanger & Wife (E. Maple Grove) $3; 
Effie Steffey (Ozawkie) $1; Shuss Family 
(Sabetha) $5; S. S.: Richland Center, $2.92; 
Oakland (Topeka) $36.30; Washington, $7.82; 
Abilene City, $25; Olathe, $31; "Willing 
Workers" Class (Morrill) $23; Aid Soc: 

Abilene City, $25, 

N. W. Dist., Quinter, $43.50; White Rock, 

$3; No. Solomon, $19.43, .. 

S. E. Dist., Cong.: Fannie Stevens (Osage) 
$2; J. W. & A. L. Eikenberry (Independence) 
$5; J. W. Kirkendall & Wife (Independence) 
$10; Anna Patteson (Grenola) $6; A. J. Bur- 
ns (Verdigris) $5.75, 

S. W. Dist., Cong.: Monitor, $2; Salem, 
$57.70; Pleasant View, $31.84; A. C. Keller 
& Family (Bloom) $10; E. M. Brubaker 
(McPherson) $25; S. S. : Bloom, $25; Indv. : 

Mrs. Kate Yost, $2, 

Maryland— $1,469.50 

E. Dist., Cong.: Union Bridge (Pipe Creek) 
$70.64; New Windsor (Pipe Creek) $45.17; 
Pipe Creek, $40; Sams Creek, $30; Locust 
Grove, $77.63; Bethany, $56.50; Woodberry 
(Baltimore) $28; Mrs. Mollie E. Sigler (Fred- 
erick City) $3; Florence E. Garner (Fred- 
erick) $2; A Helper (Piney Creek) $3; Mrs. 
A. W. Ecker (Thurmont) $10; Eld. W. E. 
Roop & Wife (Meadow Branch) $50; S. S. : 
Bethany, $7; Myersville (Middletown Val- 
ley) $25; Pleasant Hill (Bush Creek) $2.75; 
Long Green Valley, $5.06; Harmony (Middle- 
town Valley) $4.37, 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Hagerstown, $262.23; 
Pleasant View, $451; Longmeadow (Beaver 
Creek) $25; Broadfording, $42; Ida M. Wine 
(Hagerstown) $1.50; Aid Soc: Pleasant 

View, $75, 

W. Dist., Cong.: Bear Creek, $35; Cherry 
Grove, $12.65; Foster Yost (Bear Creek) 

$5; S. S.: Accident (Bear Creek) $100, 

Michigan— $283.77 

Cong.: Woodland, $31.75; Battle Creek, 
$10; Elmdale, $90; Hart, $3.10; Sugar Ridge, 
$28.07; Lake View, $22; Sunfield, $6.27; Long 
Lake, $30; Zion, $3.59; Mrs. H. C. Lowder 
(Woodland) $1; Ira Lentz & Family (Vesta- 
burg) $10; S. S.: Long Lake, $5.31; Sun- 
field, $12.50; Shepherd, $8.50; Durand (Elsie) 
$6.68; Aid Soc: Sugar Ridge, $12; Indv.: W. 
S. Christner, $1; Wm. A. Hershberger, $2, 
Minnesota— $74.59 

Cong.: Bethel, $10.50; Root River, $32.17; 
Minneapolis, $13; Albert Seidel & Wife 
(Worthington) $3; Mrs. Susan Henninger 
(Nemadji) $4.65; Mary Henninger (Nemadji) 
$4; Two Sisters (Root River) $4; S. S.: 

Bethel, $3.27, 

Missouri— $296.44 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Adrian, $14; A. C. Bru- 
baker (Kansas City) $50; Mary M. Cox, 
(Warrensburg) $1; Indv.: Nancy J. Harris, 


No. Dist., Cong.: Rockingham, $76; Wak- 
enda, $76; Pleasant View, $9.29; Mrs. Wm. 
U. Wagner (Bethel) $.42; S. S.: Rocking- 
ham, $11.73, 

S. W. Dist., Cong.: Cabool, $11.50; Mrs. 
E. L. Miller (Jasper) $5; Mrs. Louisa Shaw 
(Mountain Grove) $2; S. S. : Jasper, $21; 
Cabool, $3; Indv.: Ollie and Bessie Harp, 


Montana— $27.90 

E. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. John Wood (Milk 

River Valley) $15; Indv.: R. F. Good, $2.90, 

W. Dist., S. S.: Whitefish, $5; Indv.: A 

Sister & Family, $5, 

Nebraska— $356.91 

Cong.: Octavia, $77.70; So. Beatrice, 
$142.24; Afton, $6.67; Alvo, $9.30; So. Loup, 
$26; Susan Roelofsz (Alvo) $10; Alfred Phil- 
lips & Family (Red Cloud) $25; J. Edwin 

285 76 
65 93 

28 75 

153 54 

460 12 

856 73 
152 65 

283 77 

74 59 

75 00 

173 44 

48 00 

17 90 
10 00 

Jarboe & Wife (Lincoln) $10; David Neher 

(Beatrice) $50, 356 91 

New Mexico — $5.00 

Indv.: Miss Anna Nihart, 5 00 

New York— $3.00 

Indv.: H. D. Jones & Wife, 3 00 

North Carolina — $1.85 

S. S.: Melvin Hill, 185 

North Dakota— $30.00 

Cong.: Cando (Zion) $20; Ray, $10, 30 00 

Louisiana — $30 .00 

Cong.: Roanoke, 30 00 

Ohio— $2,634.16 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: Baltic, $100; Black 
River, $19.02; Ashland Dickey, $33.80; Read- 
ing, $26; Wooster, $145; E. Nimishillen, 
$104.71; Woodworth, $45; Richland, $15.70; 
Beech Grove (Chippewa) $24.32; W. M. 
Mohn & Wife (Canton Center) $5; Mrs. 
Frank Leatherman (Mt. Zion) $2; Irena 
Kurtz (Canton City) $5; E. I. Ober (E. 
Chippewa) $5; Banks A. Myers (Akron) 
$1.90; No. 88431 (Zion Hill) $5; Mary Strom 
(Zion Hill) $1; Cong. & S. S. : W. Nimishil- 
len, $39.45; S. S. : Owl Creek, $5.87; Baltic, 
$30; Aid Soc: Reading, $25; Indv.: Mrs. 
Marie B. Miller, $1; Lydia E. Mason, $3; 
Unknown from Canton, $10, 652 77 

N. W. Dist., Cong.: Defiance, $21.84; Eagle 
Creek, $320; Pleasant View, $285.70; Sugar 
Creek, $9; Dupont, $15.55; Lick Creek, $15.60; 
Geo. S. Throne & Wife (Silver Creek) $10; 
Ina Hornish (No. Poplar Ridge) $25; Nancy 
B. Whitmore (Fostoria) $100; Mrs. Thomas 
Neuhouse (Fostoria) $2; An Individual (Fos- 
toria) $1; L. F. (Lick Creek) $15; Two 
Families (Green Spring) $12; J. W. Hornish 
& Wife (No. Poplar Ridge) $50; Mrs. L. C. 
Dodge (Lima) $2.25; E. H. Rosenberger & 
Wife (Sugar Ridge) $12; S. S. : Portage, 
$8.75; Fostoria, $10.17; Sand Ridge, $8.01; 
Green Springs, $29.28; Walnut Grove (Silver 
Creek) $35.70; Y. P., C. W. S.: Fostoria, 
$10; Adult C. W. S.: Fostoria, $5, 1,003 85 

So. Dist., Cong.: Salem, $156.28; Pleasant 
Hill, $22.61; W. Alexandria, $56; Cincinnati, 
$2.64; Greenville, $27.25; Bear Creek, $34.06; 
W. Milton, $40.04; Georgetown, $15; Middle 
District, $106.28; Beech Grove & W. Branch, 
$18.75; Sidney, $10; Pleasant Valley, $26.21; 
Castine, $23.60; Poplar Grove, $26.40; Prices 
Creek, $9.98; John T. Moll (Constance) $5; 
Chas. Knoepfle & Wife (Cincinnati) $10; 
Annie May Calvert (May Hill) $25; Lucinda 

A. Hixson (May Hill) $100; Amanda J. 
Warner (W. Dayton) $26.17; Mrs. Nettie 
Moler (Beaver Creek) $5; Hazel M. Wills 
(Greenville) $7; S. S.: Castine, $22.30; Harris 
Creek, $5.18; Pitsburg, $12.92; Brookville, 
$54.55; Beaver Creek, $40; Painter Creek, 
$5.51; Happy Corner (Lower Stillwater) $8.81; 
" Buds of Hope Girls' Missionary Club of 
Cincinnati," $10; Aid Soc: Harris Creek, 
$5; New Carlisle, $10; Greenville, $25; Middle 
District, $15; Indv.: Levi Stoner & Wife, 

$10, 977 54 

Oklahoma— $149.28 

Cong.: Bartlesville, $13.37; Washita, $60.50; 
Big Creek, $10; No. 87998 (Washita) $30; A 
Sister (Washita) $20; S. S. : Oklahoma City, 

$9.85; Bartlesville, $5.56, 149 28 

Oregon— $72.60 

Cong.: Mabel, $31.50; Portland, $36.10; A. 

B. & Lizzie Coover (Grants Pass) $5, 72 60 

Pennsylvania— $3,584.33 

E. Dist., Cong.: Elizabethtown, $205.50; 
Ephrata, $125; Spring Creek, P7; Shamokin, 
$15; Mechanic Grove, $10; Indian Creek, 
$163.43; Little Swatara, $115; Freeville, $16; 
Mrs. Louisa Kemmerer (Reading) $2; Three 
Sisters (W. Green Tree) $15; Wm. K. Con- 
ner (M. N.) (Harrisburg) $1; Anna E. Shank 
(White Oak) $5; S. S. : "Gleaners" Class 
(Palmyra) $10; Senior Men's Bible Class 
(Palmyra) $39; " Busy Bee " Class (Pal- 


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myra) $17; Springfield, $4.03; Quakertown 
(Springfield) $74.55; Mountville, $15.43; 
Manor (Mountville) $18.87; Indian Creek, 
$37.33; Lansdale (Hatfield) $40; Ephrata, 
$60.10; " Ever Faithful Class " (Chiques) 
$16; " Gleaners " Class (Akron) $5; " Sun- 
shine Class" Frystown (Little Swatara) $5; 
Faxton (Big Swatara) $13; E. Fairview, 
$94.45; Home Dept.: Chiques, $7, 1,166 70 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Artemas, $4; Glen- 
dale (Artemas) $6; New Enterprise, $410.36; 
Woodbury, $10; Holsinger (Woodbury) $48; 
Koontz, $10.50; 1st Altoona, $633.16; 28th St. 
Altoona, $100; Burnham, $25; Tyrone, $9.45; 
Jos. Crawford & Wife (Everett) $20; Philip 
Wyles & Wife (Snake Spring) $10; Mrs. D. 
A. Stayer (Yellow Creek) $2; Mary A. 
Kinsey (Dunnings Creek) $20; F. H. Mohr 
(Woodbury) $15; Cong. & S. S.: Albright, 
$20; Claysburg (Woodbury) $5; Yellow Creek, 
$7; Spring Mount & Warrior's. Mark, $36.24; 
Sugar Run (Aughwick) $1.08; Curryville 
(Woodbury) $8.08, 1,420 87 

S. E. Dist., Cong.: Coventry, $150; Roy 
O. Baker (1st Philadelphia) $5; Mrs. Mattie 
F. Bollinger (First Philadelphia) $2; Sara 
E. Beck (Germantown, Phila.) $15; S. S.: 
Parkerford, $20, 192 00 

So. Dist., Cong.: Jacob Mummert (York) 
$4; No. 88580 (Upper Conewago) $5; Vada 
E. Eigenbrode (Waynesboro) $4; Mrs. Moore 
(Waynesboro) $.44; A Sister (Back Creek) 
$2; J. S. Harley (Lost Creek) $3; No. 88611 
(Upper Conewago) $100; Mrs. Cath Garland 
(Carlisle) $10; S. S. : Chestnut Grove (Upper 
Codorus) $25.15; Melrose (Upper Codorus) 
$24.25; Mechanicsburg (Lower Cumberland) 
$18.64; Good-Will (Lost Creek) $16.03; New 
Fairview, $15.86; Pleasant Hill (Codorus) 
$5.08; Mechanicsburg (Lower Cumberland) 
$12.70; Hanover, $7.35; C. W. S. : Good Will 
(Lost Creek) $2, 255 50 

W. Dist., Cong.: Shade Creek, $46.15; 
Ligonier, $15.54; Summit Mills, $30; Mox- 
ham, $25; Roxbury, $250; Laura McGrow 
(Bolivar) $5; Mrs. Geo. C. Haer (Berlin) 
$2; J. W. Rummel & Wife (Quemahoning) 
$25; A Sister (Rockton) $1; F. D. Anthony 
(M. N.) (Hooversville) $.50; Mrs. Florence 
Cripe (Pittsburgh) $3; J. Clark Brilhart 
(Montgomery) $5; Ed. S. Thomas & Wife 
(Ouemahoning) $15; A Sister (Somerset) $5; 
S'. S.: Plum Creek, $12.14; Maple Grove 
(Johnstown) $18.93; Women's Bethany Bible 
Class (Rummel) $5; Aid Soc. : Pittsburgh, 

$10; Maple Spring (Quemahoning) $75, 549 26 

South Dakota— $15.00 

Indv.: Mildred Barkdoll, 15 00 

Tennessee — $13.00 

Cong.: Mrs. Tinna L. Humphreys (Bailey 
Grove) $2; Mrs. Homer Sells (Knob Creek) 
$1; S. S.: Knob Creek, $5; Indv.: Mrs. R. 

C. Mooney, $5, 13 00 

Texas— $75.00 

Cong.: Ft. Worth, 75 00 

Virginia— $1,568.42 

E. Dist., Cong.: Nokesville, $5.50; Manassas, 
$52.57; C. B. I. S. (Mt. Carmel) $4.74; Mid- 
land, $20.40; Oakton (Fairfax) $20.37; O. 
R. Hersch & Wife (Mt. Carmel) $5; S. S. : 
Mt. Hermon (Midland) $5; Indv.: A Brother 
& Sister of Spotsylvania, $48, 16158 

First Dist., Cong.: Daleville, $187.87; Clov- 
erdale, $40; Roanoke 9th St., $25; A M. 
Frantz (Greenbrier) $12; L. A. Frantz 
(Greenbrier) $10; Ina M. Frantz (Green- 
brier) $9; R. W. Frantz (Greenbrier) $9; 
Jake Beckner & Wife (Mt. Joy) $2; No. 
88811 (Troutville) $2; S. S. : Pleasant View 
(Chestnut Grove) $21.52; Aid Soc: Clover- 
dale, $50, 368 39 

No. Dist., Cong.: Unity, $244.25; Salem, 
$34.35; Mountain Grove (Brocks Gap) $10; 
Mill Creek, $24.02; Damascus, $4.40; Upper 
Lost River, $2; Pleasant View, $14.50; Cooks 
Creek, $33.35; Garbers Church (Cooks Creek) 

$33.55; Linville Creek, $98.54; Mrs. Frantz 
Stultz (Crab Run— Upper Lost River) $.52; 
Wilbur S. Miller (Flat Rock) $10; Ruth 
Showalter (Cooks Creek) $3; S. S. : Class 
No. 2 Garbers (Cooks Creek) $4; Class No. 
3, Dayton (Cooks Creek) $5; Flat Rock, 
$15.21; Mt. Zion (Greenmount) $31.12; 
" Garber's Class " (Cooks Creek) $5; Aid 
Soc: Timberville, $10, 

Sec. Dist., Cong.: Valley Bethel, $10; 
Beaver Creek, $23.22; Pleasant Valley, $266.88; 
Forest Chapel (Middle River) $15; Barren 
Ridge, $5; J. W. & Elva May Hevener 
(Hevener) $8; J. W. Beverage (Thorny 
Bottom) $1; S. S. : Barren Ridge, $42.52, ... 

So. Dist., Cong.: Antioch, $45; Sarah J. 
Hylton (Coulson) $2; S. S. : Fraternity, $20; 
Snow Creek, $10; Leaksville (Spray) $4.52; 

Indv.: Mrs. B. H. Fork, $2.50, 

Washington— $74.39 

Cong.: Omak, $15; Outlook, $25.02; Ann 
C. Castle (Stiverson) $9; Mrs. J. F. Baker 
(No. Spokane) $3; James & Mamie Wagoner 
(Okanogan Vallev) $5; No. 88916 (Wenatchee) 

$5; S. S.: Mt. Hope, $12.37, 

West Virginia— $375.32 

First Dist., Cong.: Sandy Creek, $325; W. 
H. Flory & Wife (Bean Settlement) $2; Mrs. 
Fannie M. Bane (Beaver Run) $5; S. S.: 
Harness Run (Knobley & Beaver Run) 
$13.75; Beaver Run, $11.57; Indv.: Mrs. E. 
A. Farren, $1, 

Sec. Dist., Cong.: Doddridge Co. Bank 
(Pleasant Valley) $10; H. G. Spurgeon 
(Pleasant Valley) $1; Ira Spurgeon (Pleas- 
ant Valley) $1; Ora H. Funk (Pleasant Val- 
ley) $1; Indv.: Jesse Judy, $4, 

Wisconsin— $125.06 

Cong.: Chippewa Valley, $16; S. S.: White 
Rapids, $2.06; Maple Grove, $2; Indv.: J. 
M. Fruit, $100; Mrs. Allie Eckleberry, $5, .. 

582 81 

371 62 

84 02 

74 39 

358 32 

17 00 

125 06 

Total for the month, $ 20,240 94 

Total previously reported, 81,47165 

Correction No. 20, 
Correction No. 21, 

101,712 59 
26 10 
15 00 

Total for the year, $101,67149 

California— $5.00 

No. Dist., Cong.: D. D. & Emma Fouts 

(Laton), 5 00 

Idaho— $40.00 

S. S.: Winchester, 40 00 

Louisiana— $58.78 

S. S.: Roanoke 58 78 

Maryland— $60.65 

E. Dist., Cong.: Westminster (Meadow 
Branch) 60 65 

Ohio— $31.90 

N. E. Dist., S. S.: Olivet, 23 56 

N. W. Dist., S. S.: No. Poplar Ridge, .. 8 34 

Virginia— $37.54 
E. Dist., S. S.: Nokesville, 37 54 

Total for the month, $ 233 87 

Total previously reported, 2,759 16 

Total for the year, $ 2,993 03 


Indiana — $67.50 

Mid. Dist., Students & Faculty of Man- 
chester College, 67 50 

Total for the month, $ 67 50 

Total previously reported, 2,474 72 

Total for the year, $ 2,542 22 

Illinois— $44.40 

No. Dist., Cong.: Milledgeville, $10.90; 
Sterling, $12.95; Shannon, $20.55, 44 40 


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Iowa— $7.00 

Mid. Dist., Volunteer Group, Mt. Mor- 
ris College, 7 00 

Pennsylvania— $55.00 

So. Dist., Cong.: Ada Douty (Sugar Val- 
ley) $25; L. Anna Schwenk (Sugar Valley) 
$30, 55 00 

Total for the month, $ 106 40 

Total previously reported, 149 92 

Total for the year, $ 256 32 

Oklahoma— $7.50 

Aid Societies, 7 50 

P ennsy 1 vania— $10 .00 

W. Dist., Aid Soc. : Maple Spring (Quema- 
honing), 10 00 

Total for the month, $ 17 50 

Total previously reported, 5,968 20 

Total for the year, $ 5,985 70 

Colorado— $26.40 

E. Dist., Aid Soc: Wiley 26 40 

Florida— $5.00 
Aid Soc.: Orlando, 5 00 

Idaho— $20.00 

Aid Societies, 20 00 

Illinois— $40.50 

No. Dist., Aid Societies, 40 50 

Indiana— $49.50 

Mid Dist., Aid Societies, 49 50 

Kansas— $10.00 

S. W. Dist., Aid Soc: Newton, 10 00 

Michigan— $41.25 

Aid Societies, $40; Lake View, $1.25, .... 4125 
Missouri— $47.00 

S. W. Dist., Aid Societies, 47 00 

North Dakota— $46.00 

Aid Societies, 46 00 

Oklahoma— $7.50 

Aid Societies 7 50 

Ohio— $205.58 

N. W. Dist., Aid Societies, $55.58; E. Swan 
Creek (Swan Creek) $10, 65 58 

So. Dist., Aid Societies, $125; Beaver Creek, 

$15 140 00 

Pennsylvania— $664.50 

E. Dist., Aid Societies, 226 50 

W. Dist., Aid Societies, 438 00 

Tennessee — $75.00 

Aid Societies, 75 00 

Virginia— $80.00 

No. Dist., Aid Societies, 80 00 

West Virginia— $10.00 

First Dist., Aid Soc: Bethel (White Pine), 10 00 

Total for the month, $ 1,328 23 

Total previously reported, 2,035 10 

Total for the year, $ 3,363 33 

Iowa— $2.00 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Garrison 2 00 

Virginia— $1.00 

First Dist., Cong.: H. E. Lintecum (Crab 

Orchard) 100 

Washington— $15.00 

Cong.: Omak, 15 00 

Total for the month, $ 18 00 

Total previously reported, 922 39 

Total for the year, $ 940 39 

Colorado— $13.00 

E. Dist., Aid Societies, 13 00 

Iowa — $20.00 

Mid. Dist., Aid Soc: Dallas Center, 20 00 

Pennsylvania— $50.00 

S. E. Dist., S. S.: 1st Philadelphia, 100 

So. Dist., Aid Soc: York, 40 00 

Virginia— $68.48 

E. Dist., Cong.: Manassas, 68 48 

Total for the month $ 15148 

Total previously reported, 715 44 

Total for the year, $ 866 92 

California— $175.00 

So. Dist., Cong.: Mable Alice Funk 

(Covina), 175 00 

Idaho— $6.00 

Cong.: A Brother (Payette), 6 00 

Illinois— $106.00 

No. Dist., Cong.: M. D. Wingert & Wife 
(Franklin Grove) $100; Lydia Bricknell 
(Freeport) $3; Geo. H. Laughrin & Wife 

(Hickory Grove) $3, 106 00 

Indiana— $10.00 

So. Dist., Indv.: Esta Lannerd, 10 00 

Kansas— $12.64 

S. W. Dist., S. S.: Monitor 12 64 

Michigan— $10.00 

Cong. : Rodney, 10 00 

Missouri— $8.14 

No. Dist., Cong.: So. St. Joseph, 8 14 

Ohio— $68.55 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: A Sister (Mohican), .. 10 00 

So. Dist., Cong.: Union City, $30; Pits- 
burg, $25; S. S.: Middletown, $3.55, 58 55 

Pennsylvania — $165.95 

E. Dist., Cong.: Indian Creek, $4.50; No. 
88673 (Maiden Creek) $14 18 50 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Raven Run, $9.15; Mrs. 
J. T. Dopp (Huntingdon) $1, 10 15 

S. E. Dist., Cong.: Geiger Mem. (Phila.) 
$85; Barmonyville, $5; S. S.: 1st Phila- 
delphia, $17, 107 00 

W. Dist., S. S.: Sipesville, $23.30; Indv.: 

Helen Gartland, $7, 30 30 

Virginia— $100 JO 

No. Dist., Cong.: Timberville, 97 30 

Sec Dist., Cong.: Geo. R. Robertson 
(Chimney Run), 3 00 

Total for the month, $ 662 58 

Total previously reported, 5,164 96 

5,827 54 
Correction No. 23, 1,000 00 

Total for the year, $ 4,827 54 

Iowa— $4.94 

So. Dist., S. S. : Salem, 4 94 

Maryland— $10.00 

E. Dist., S. S.: "Faithful Workers" 

Class, Meadow Branch, 10 00 

Ohio— $50.00 

N. E. Dist., Aid Soc: Ashland Dickey for 
Industrial School, 50 00 

Pennsylvania— $25.00 

So. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. H. B. Winey & 

Daughter (Lost Creek), 10 00 

S. E. Dist., S. S.: 1st Philadelphia, 5 00 

W. Dist., Aid Soc: Pittsburgh, 10 00 

Total for the month, $ 89 94 

Total previously reported 4,24175 

Total for the year, $ 4,33169 

New York— $10.00 

Indv.: Prof. & Mrs. C. C. Madeira, Jr., .. 10 00 

Pennsylvania— $50.00 

W. Dist., S. S.: Intermediate Dept., Walnut 


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50 00 

Total for the month, $ 60 00 

Total previously reported, 1,293 30 

Total for the year, $ 1,353 30 

Illinois— $3.00 

No. Dist., A Sister (Shannon), 3 00 

Indiana— $25.00 

Mid. Dist., Aid Soc. : Flora, 20 00 

No. Dist., S. S.: "The Good Samaritan 
Class" (Plymouth), 5 00 

Iowa— $25.00 

Mid. Dist., Aid Soc: Dallas Center, 25 00 

Ohio— $25.00 

So. Dist., S. S. : "Loyal Workers Class" 

(Poplar Grove), 25 00 

Pennsylvania— $107.50 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: Young Men's Bible Class 
No. 32 (1st Altoona), 17 50 

S. E. Dist., S. S.: 1st Philadelphia, $50; 
Christian Endeavor: Parker Ford, $35, 85 00 

So. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. Cath Garland (Car- 
lisle), 5 00 

Virginia — $35.00 

First Dist., S. S. : Woman's Bible Class 
(Roanoke N. W.), 35 00 

Pennsylvania — $30.00 

E. Dist., S. S. : " Gleaners Class " Ephrata, 

30 00 

Total for the month, $ 220 50 

Total previously reported, 1,570 51 

Total for the year, 

Alabama— $25.00 

Indv.: Lillian L. Hellerman, 

California— $19.35 

No. Dist., S. S.: "I Will Class" (Empire) 

$12.50; C. W. S.: Oakland, $6.85, 

Indiana— $100.00 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Nondas L. Parker 

No. Dist., Cong.: Solomon's Creek, $50; 

S. S.: Primary Dept. (Walnut) $25, 

Kansas — $50.00 

N. E. Dist., S. S.: "Onward Class" (Sa- 


Maryland— $125.00 

E. Dist., Cong.: Scott Y. Garner & Wife 
(Union Bridge— Pipe Creek) $25; S. S. : 
" Sunshine Band " — Westminster (Meadow 
Branch) $25; Pipe Creek, $25, 

Mid. Dist., C. E.: Intermediate Hagers- 


Michigan— $25.00 

S. S.: Three Primary Classes Woodland, 
Missouri — $3.00 

S. W. Dist., Cong.: Rebecca Mays (Cedar 


Oregon— $12.50 

S. S. : Newberg 

P enns y 1 vania— $628 .35 

E. Dist., Cong.: Ridgely, $40.85; S. S. : 
Senior Ladies' Bible Class (Palmyra) $50; 
Gleaners Class (Palmyra) $25; "Busy Work- 
ers" Class (Palmyra) $12.50; "Onward" 
Bible Class (Palmyra) $100; " Work & 
Win " Class (Palmyra) $25; Primary Dept. 
(Palmyra) $100, 

Mid. Dist., S. S. : Curry ville (Woodbury) 
$50; " Living Link Class " (Lewistown) $25, 

S. E. Dist., Cong.: No. 88138 (1st Brook- 
lyn) $100; Wm. P. Keim & Wife (Harmony- 
ville) $25; A. B. Miller (Geiger Mem.-Phila.) 
$50; S. S.: 1st Philadelphia, $25, 

,791 01 

25 00 

19 35 

25 00 

75 00 

50 00 

75 00 
50 00 
25 00 

3 00 
12 50 

353 35 
75 00 

200 00 

Total for the month, $ 988 20 

Total previously reported, 5,193 84 

Correction No. 21, 

6,182 04 
15 00 

Total for the year, $ 6,197 04 

Total for the month $ 30 00 

Total previously reported, 97 00 

Total for the year, $ 127 00 

California— $85.53 

No. Dist., S. S. : Primary Dept., Oak- 
land, $4.14; Boys & Girls of Laton, $5.35, 9 49 

So. Dist., S. S.: Children (Inglewood) 
$64.04; Indv.: C. H. Sheets & Wife, $12, .. 76 04 

Colorado— $58.94 

E. Dist., Juniors: Wiley, 58 94 

Florida— $5.00 

Cong.: Z. K. M. (Sebring), 5 00 

Idaho— $5.69 

Cong.: Boise Valley, $1; S. S. : Winchester, 

$4.69, 5 69 

Illinois— $1.00 

No. Dist., Cong.: Ruth & Bertha Kil- 

hefner (Sterling), 1 00 

Indiana— $98.91 

No. Dist., Cong.: Baugo, $22.30; S. S.: 
Primary Class (La Porte) $.28; "' Ever 
Faithful" Class (Elkhart Valley) $49.68; 
Elkhart Valley, $16; Primary Children (Syra- 
cuse) $9.65, 97 91 

So. Dist., S. S.: Children (Arcadia) 100 

Iowa— $151.86 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: Boys & Girls Walnut 
Ridge (Prairie City) 25 00 

No. Dist., S. S.: Children (Ivester), 126 86 

Kansas— $89.78 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: Shuss Family (Sa- 
betha) $5; The F. P. Sanger children (E. 
Maple Grove) $7.18; S. S.: Men's Bible Class 
(Morrill) $61.50, 73 68 

N. W. Dist., S. S.: Children's Dept. 
(Maple Grove), 

S. E. Dist., S. S.: Children's Dept. (Osage) 
Michigan — $97.24 

S. S.: Children (Woodland) $87.16; Chil- 
dren's Dept. (Long Lake) $2; Junior Class 

(Homestead) $8.08, 

M innesota— $1 .50 

Indv.: Myrtle Barley, brother and sister, 
Missouri— $3.00 

Mid. Dist., Indv.: James & Mary E. Harp, 

North Carolina— $34.30 

Cong.: Maple Grove, 

Ohio— $66.68 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: J. S. Dejean (Rich- 

N. W. Dist., Cong.: Dupont, $4.24; S. S. : 
Junior Boys and Girls (Lick Creek) $10, .. 

So. Dist., S. S.: Happy Corner (Lower 
Stillwater) $48.04; Painter Creek, $3.50, .... 
Pennsylvania— $318.23 

E. Dist., S. S.: Young People's Bible Class 
(Heidleberg) $6; Children of Easton (Peach 
Blossom) $94.35; D. V. B. S. : Palmyra, $100, 200 35 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: J. M. Pittenger (Hunt- 
ingdon) $10; S. S.: "Light Bearers" Class 
(Lewistown) $21.63; Buds of Promise Class 
(Lewistown) $15; " God's Treasures " Class 
(Lewistown) $15; Cradle Roll, Lewistown, $5; 
" The Sunshine Workers' Class " Williams- 
burg, $10, 76 63 

S. E. Dist., S. S.: Coventry, 6 00 

So. Dist., S. S.: Codorus, $10; " Sun-Beam 
Class," Good- Will (Lost Creek) $9, 19 00 

W. Dist., Cong.: Alice P. Hamilton (Rock- 
wood) $5; S. S. : Junior Class, Berkey (Shade 
Creek) $9; 2nd Beginners (Rummel) $12.50; 

2nd Primaries (Rummel) $1, 16 25 

Virginia— $214.49 

E. Dist., S. S.: Canon Branch, 65 70 

First Dist., S. S.: Green Hill, $4; Junior 
League of Salem (Peters Creek) $27.50; A 
Union S. S.: $8.50, 40 00 

10 00 
6 10 

97 24 

1 50 

3 00 

34 30 


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So. Dist., Junior League & S. S.: Chris- 
tiansburg, $40; Junior League: Bethlehem, 
$28.50; Junior Church League: Red Oak 
Grove, $16.25, 84 75 

Sec. Dist., Cong.: Bridgewater, $2; Or- 
lando Jasper, Esther & Cornelia Miller (Elk 
Run) $22.04, 24 04 

Total previously reported, 

269 73 

Total for the month $ 1,232 15 

Total previously reported, 10,54107 

Total for the year, $11,773 22 

Pennsylvania — $25.00 

W. Dist., Aid Soc. : Uniontown (Georges 

Creek), 25 00 

Virginia— $5.00 

Sec. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. J. S. Meyerhafrer 
(Pleasant Valley), 5 00 

.$ 30 00 
336 21 

Total for the month, - 

Total previously reported, 

Total for the year, $ 366 21 

Indiana— $23.58 

No. Dist., Cong.: A. M. Finley & Wife 
(Blue River), 2 00 

So. Dist., Cong.: Rossville, 21 58 

Iowa— $50.00 

No. Dist., Cong.: Rebecca Heagley (Shel- 
don), 50 00 

Kansas — $10.00 

S. E. Dist., Cong.: Maggie Ruthrauff 

(Paint Creek), 10 00 

Ohio— $90.62 

So. Dist., Cong.: Prices Creek, $34.51; 
Springfield, $13.75; Cincinnati, $37.36; Mary 

West (Pleasant Hill) $5, 90 62 

Oklahoma— $16.86 

S. S. : Washita, 16 86 

Pennsylvania — $39.66 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: New Enterprise, $19.50; 
S. S.: Rockhill (Aughwick) $10.16, 29 66 

W. Dist., Aid Soc: Pittsburgh, 10 00 

Total for the month, $ 230 72 

Total previously reported, 5,574 46 

Total for the year, $ 5,805 18 

Pennsylvania — $5.81 

W. Dist., S. S.: Berkey (Shade Creek), 
Washington— $21.49 
S. S.: Seattle, 

5 81 
21 49 

Total for the month $ 27 30 

Total previously reported, 602 71 

Total for the year, $ 630 01 

Colorado— $1.53 

E. Dist., Cong.: Rocky Ford, 1 53 

Illinois— $1.25 

No. Dist., Cong.: A Sister (Shannon), .. 1 25 

Total for the month, 

Total previously reported, 

.$ 2 78 
99 37 

Total for the year, $ 102 15 

Illinois — $1.25 

No. Dist., Cong.: A Sister (Shannon), 1 25 

Indiana— $30.00 

So. Dist., S. S.: A Sunday School Class 
(Rossville) $15; A Class of Rossville, $15, .. 30 00 

Colorado— $1.54 

E. Dist., Cong.: Rocky Ford, 1 54 

Total for the year, $ 302 52 

Alabama — $25.00 

Indv.: Dorothy E. Hellerman, 25 00 

California— $6.85 

No. Dist., C. W. S.: Oakland, 6 85 

Florida— $25.00 

C. W. S.: Young People's Sebring, 25 00 

Indiana — $50.00 

No. Dist., Cong.: Nappanee, 50 00 

Iowa— $25.00 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: "Victor Class" (Dal- 
las Center), 25 00 

Maryland— $75.00 

E. Dist., S. S.: " Builder's Class (Bethany) 75 00 

Kansas— $50.00 

N. E. Dist., S. S.: " Onward Class" (Sa- 

betha), 50 00 

Pennsylvania — $537.50 

E. Dist., S. S.: Mechanic Grove, $25; 
" Andrew & Philip Bible Class " (Lancaster) 
$50; Palmyra Classes, Young Men's Class, 
$100; "Hopeful Blossom" Class, $25; "Sun- 
beam " Class, $25; " Loyal Workers " Class, 
$75; " Willing Workers " Class, $100; " Sun- 
shine " Class, $12.50; Intermediate Boys' 
Class, $25, 437 50 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: "Truth Seeker's" Bible 
Class (Williamsburg), 50 00 

S. E. Dist., Cong.: A. B. Miller (Geiger 

Mem.— Philadelphia) 50 00 

Virginia — $25.00 

Sec. Dist., S. S.: "Cheerful Helpers" 
Class (Barren Ridge), 25 00 

Total for the month, $ 

Total previously reported, 

819 35 
2,447 77 

Total for the year, $ 3,267 12 

Maryland— $15.00 

E. Dist., Cong.: Denton, 

15 00 

Total for the month, 

Total previously reported, 

15 00 
8 34 

Total for the year, $ 23 34 

California— $19.30 

So. Dist., S. S.: Covina, 

Indiana— $19.62 

No. Dist., S. S.: Cyrus Steele's Class (Mid- 

So. Dist., S. S.: Beginner's Class (Hos- 
pital) (Rossville), 

Iowa— $1.60 

No. Dist., S. S.: Girls' 2nd Intermediate 

Class (Waterloo City— So. Waterloo), 

Ohio— $50.00 

N. E. Dist., Aid Soc: Ashland Dickey 

(Hospital Equipment), 

Oklahoma— $5.00 

Cong.: Ellen Garst (Bartlesville), 

Pennsylvania— $1,266.99 

E. Dist., S. S.: Midway, 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: "Gleaner's Bible Class" 

S. E. Dist., Cong.: 1st Phila., $26.58; S. 
S.: 1st Philadelphia, $55.25; (R. K. Mem. 
Hosp.) $56.56, 

So. Dist., S. S. : "Always Willing Work- 
ers Class " (Waynesboro), 

W. Dist., Cong.: Pittsburgh, $78.38; Scalp 
Level, $30.72, 

Total for the month, 

Total previously reported, 

19 30 

9 62 

10 00 

1 60 

50 00 

5 00 
13 00 

6 50 

138 39 

1,000 00 

109 10 

1,362 51 
3,720 77 

Total for the month, $ 

32 79 

Total for the year, $ 5,083 28 


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Kansas— $75.00 

N. E. Dist., S. S.: "Willing Workers" 

Class (Morrill) 

Maryland— $25.00 

E. Dist., S. S.: The Early Bible Class 
(Woodberry — Baltimore), 

Pennsylvania— $175.00 

E. Dist., S. S.: Young Men's Class 
(Palmyra) $100; Senior Ladies' Bible Class 
(Palmyra) $50, 

S. E. Dist., S. S.: 1st Philadelphia, .... 

75 00 

25 00 

150 00 

25 00 

Total for the month, 

Total previously reported, 

275 00 
471 25 

Total for the year, $ 746 25 

Illinois— $43.25 

No. Dist., Cong.: Mt. Morris, $41.25; Lydia 

Bricknell (Freeport), $2 43 25 

Indiana— $5.00 

No. Dist., S. S.: Class Xo. 3 (W. Goshen), 5 00 

Iowa— $10.00 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: Walnut Ridge (Prairie 

City), 10 00 

Ohio— $5.00 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: I. F. Feller (Spring- 
field), 5 00 

Oregon— $7.50 

Cong.: Mabel, $2.50; Aid Soc.: Grants 

Pass, $5, 7 50 

P ennsy lvania— $269.00 

E. Dist., Cong.: Eld. John C. Zug & Wife 
(Spring Creek) $10; Eld. J. G. Reber (Maiden 
Creek) $25; S. S. : E. Fairview, $50; Paxton 
(Big Swatara) $10; Conewago, $7.10; Lake 
Ridge, $13.35 115 45 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: F. H. Mohr (Wood- 
bury) $10; Bertha M. Chilcoat (Aughwick) 
$3; Mabel Beers (Aughwick) $2, 15 00 

So. Dist., S. S.: 1st York 130 55 

W. Dist., Cong.: A Sister (Somerset), ... 5 00 

Virginia— $19.13 

E. Dist., Cong.: Nokesville, $12.50; S. S. : 
Nokesville, $6.63, 19 13 

Total for the month, 

Total previously reported, 

355 88 
4,022 16 

Total for the month, $ 4,378 04 


Michigan— $2.00 

Indv.: Unknown donor of Brutus, 

Nebraska— $5.00 

Cong.: Susan Roelofsz (Alvo), ... 

2 00 
5 00 

Total for the month, 

Total previously reported, 

7 00 
33 00 

Total for the year, $ 40 00 

Ohio— $5.00 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: I. F. Feller (Spring- 
field), 5 00 

Total for the month, $ 

Total previously reported, 

5 00 
38 50 

Total for the year, $ 43 50 

California— $48.80 

No. Dist., Cong.: Patterson, $11.20; Raisin, 

$37.60, 48 80 

Idaho— $10.00 

Aid Soc: Twin Falls, 10 00 

Illinois— $16.00 

No. Dist., Cong.: Hickory Grove, 16 00 

Indiana— $1,058.01 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Santa Fe, $46.15; 
Spring Creek, $91.84; Huntington City, 

577 50 

20 76 

21 50 

343 50 

48 99 
41 00 

108 36 

107 50 

65 45 
20 00 

$321.76 459 75 

No. Dist., Cong.: Goshen City, $385; Tur- 
key Creek, $57; New Paris, $78.50; S. S. : 
Ft. Wayne, $56, 

So. Dist., Cong.: Kokomo, $15.25; S. S. : 

White, $5.51, 

Iowa— $365.00 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Yale (Coon River), 

No. Dist., Cong.: So. Waterloo, $293.50; 
Sudie E. Bershberger (So. Waterloo) $50, 
Kansas— $89.99 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: Abilene City, 

S. W. Dist., Cong.: McPherson, 

Maryland— $108.36 

E. Dist., Cong.: Monocacy, $10.16; S. S. : 
Blue Ridge College (Pipe Creek) $98.20, .... 
Michigan— $107.50 

Cong.: Midland, $50; Shepherd, $42.50; 

Crystal, $15, 

Missouri— $85.45 

No. Dist., Cong.: Shelby Co., $15.45; 
Sudie E. Hershberger (Smith Fork) $50, .... 

S. W. Dist., Cong.: Carthage, 

Nebraska— $31.50 

Cong.: Omaha, 3150 

Ohio— $872.28 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: E. Chippewa, $67; 
Goshen, $8; Beech Grove (Chippewa) $74.68; 
John Culler (E. Nimishillen) $5, 154 68 

N. W. Dist., Cong.: Swan Creek, $62; 
Marion, $52.50, 114 50 

So. Dist., Cong.: New Carlisle, $223.94; 
Harris Creek, $264.95; Donnels Creek, $38.33; 
Poplar Grove, $57; S. S.: Hamilton, $13.88; 

Aid Soc: Donnels Creek, $5, 603 10 

Oregon— $59.00 

Cong.: Mabel, 59 00 

Pennsylvania— $616.45 

E. Dist., Cong.: Palmyra, $1.09; J. G. 
Reber (Maiden Creek) $25; C. W. S.: Pal- 
myra, $50, 76 09 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Spring Run, 462 78 

W. Dist., Cong.: Westmont, $25; Mt. Jov, 

$52.58, 77 58 

Virginia— $2,959.90 

First Dist., Congs.: $410.67; Cloverdale, 
$423.77; Green Hill, $107.64; Indv.: Lucv A. 
Manxy, $5, 947 08 

No. Dist., Cong.: Timberville, $285.45; Lin- 
ville Creek, $135; Flat Rock, $34.67; Wood- 
stock, $2; Greenmount, $13.30; Mill Creek, 
$541; S. S. : Mt. Olivet (Timberville) $2; Mt. 
Zion (Greenmount) $8, 1,02142 

Sec. Dist., Cong.: Bridgewater, $448; Sum- 
mit, $500, 948 00 

So. Dist., Cong.: Antioch, 43 40 

Washington— $11.08 

Cong.: Tacoma, 1108 

West Virginia— $15.00 

First Dist., Cong.: Seneca, $ 15 00 

Total for the month, $ 6,454 32 

Total previously reported, 54,483 45 

Correction Xo. 20, 
Correction Xo. 22, 

60,937 77 
26 10 

60,963 87 
34 50 

Total for the year, $ 60,929 37 


Iowa. $5 40 

So. Dist., S. S.: Council Bluffs, 5 40 

Pennsylvania— $31.20 

W. Dist., Cong.: Scalp Level, $9.65; S. S. : 
Plum Creek, $21.55, 3120 

Virginia— $25.00 

Xo. Dist., S. S. : Greenmount, 25 00 

Total for the month, 

61 60 


The Missionary Visitor 


Total previously reported, 283 17 

Total for the year $ 344 77 


Canada— $550.00 

No. 88581 (Irricana) for I. E. Oberholtzer, 550 00 

California— $595.18 

No. Dist., S. S.'s for Minneva Neher, 
$420; La Verne Cong, for E. D. Vaniman & 
Wife, L. A. Blickenstaff & Wife and John I. 

Kaylor, $175.18, 595 18 

Idaho— $108.45 

Congs. for Anetta Mow, $83.45, for Dr. 

D. L. Horning, $25, 108 45 

Illinois— $1,095.84 

No. Dist., Mt. Morris S. S. for Sadie J. 
Miller, $120; Elementary Depts., 1st Chicago 
for Ira F. Mallott, $33.75; S. S.'s for Kath- 
ryn Garner, $244.59, 398 34 

So. Dist., Oakley Cong, for Ida Bucking- 
ham, $300; Primary Dept., Decatur for 
Darlene Butterbaugh, $22.50; Virden Cong, 
for Dr. Laura Cottrell, $125; Cerro Gordo 

Cong, for Dr. A. L. Cottrell, $250, 697 50 

Indiana— $1,841.33 

Mid. Dist., Mexico cong. for Lillian Gris- 
so, $500; Manchester College S. S.: (Man- 
chester) for Laura J. Shock, $100; S. S.'s 
for Mabel W. Moomaw, $260, 860 00 

No. Dist., Pine Creek Cong, for Winnie E. 
Cripe, $300; S. S.'s for Mary Schaeffer and 
Minerva Metzger, $324.73, 624 73 

So. Dist., Buck Creek Cong, for Nettie B. 
Summer, $100; Anderson Cong, for W. J. 
Heisey, $50.60; Brick (Nettle Creek) Cong., 
$42.21; Brick S. S.: (Nettle Creek) $8.79; 
Brick Aid Soc. (Nettle Creek) $5; for Mrs. 
John I. Kaylor; S. S.'s for W. J. Heisey, 

$150, 356 60 

Iowa— $715.02 

No. Dist., Ivester Cong, for W. Harlan 
Smith & Family, $481.02; Waterloo City S. 
S. : (So. Waterloo) for Mary Shull, $50, .... 531 02 

So. Dist., English River S. S. for Nettie 
Senger, 184 00 

Kansas— $1,343.83 

N. E. Dist., S. S.'s for Ella Ebbert, .... 216 75 

S. E. Dist., Lizzie Shank (New Hope) 
$5; Osage Cong., $55.37; Osage S. S., $10; 
Parsons S. S., $17.30; Parsons C. W. S., 
$16.35; Individuals & Congs., $23.06 for Em- 
ma H. Eby, 127 08 

S. W. Dist., J. D. Yoder (Monitor) for 

Myrtle Pollock, $500; Lulu Ullom, $500, 1,000 00 

Michigan— $37.50 

Juniors of S. S.'s for Harlan Bowman, ... 37 50 

Missouri— $89.50 

Mid. Dist., So. Warrensburg Cong, for Jen- 
nie Mohler, $61.50; Turkey Creek Cong, for 

Jennie Mohler, $28, 89 50 

Ohio— $759.91 

N. E. Dist., Owl Creek Cong, for Lola 
Helser, $143.06; Olivet S. S. for A. D. Helser, 
$40.48; E. Nimishillen S. S. for Goldie Swartz, 
$130; Owl Creek Aid Soc. for Lola Helser, 
$50, 363 54 

N. W. Dist., Lick Creek Cong, for Eliza- 
beth Kintner, $50; S. S.'s for Hattie Z. Al- 
ley, $218.50, 268 50 

So. Dist., Salem Cong, for Minnie Bright, 
$22.87; Donnels Creek Cong., $45; W. 
Charleston S. S., $60 for Hazel Sollenberger, 127 87 

Pennsylvania— $3,878.65 

E. Dist., Midway Cong, for J. F. Gray- 
bill, $550; Chiques Cong, for Alice M. Gray- 
bill, $550; Peach Blossom Cong, for Anna 
Hutchison, $302.40; Salunga S. S.: (E. Peters- 
burg) for Baxter Mow, $260; Harrisburg S. 
S. for Nora Hollenberg, $78, 1,740 40 

Mid. Dist., Everett Cong, for Dr. Carl 
Coffman, $255; Albright Cong. & S. S. for 
Olivia D. Ikenberry, $40; 1st Altoona S. S. 
for Ida Himmelsbaugh, $480, 775 00 

So. Dist., No. 88611 (Upper Conewago) for 
E. L. Ikenberry, 500 00 

W. Dist., Red Bank Cong, for Beahm, 
Widdowson, Clapper, Shumaker, $9; Pitts- 
burgh Cong, for Leland S. Brubaker, $49.25; 
Greensburg Cong, for Leland S. Brubaker, 
$100; Young Married People's Class, Berkey 
S. S. (Shade Creek) for Marguerite Burke, 
$5; S. S.'s of Windber, Scalp Level, Rummel 
& Shade Creek for Anna Z. Blough, $500; 
Y. P. Council for Marguerite Burke, $200, .. 863 25 

Tennessee— $186.93 

Knob Creek Cong, for Anna B. Seese, 
$12.64; S. S.'s and Congs. for Anna B. 
Seese, $174.29, 186 93 

Virginia— $2,241.15 

E. Dist., Fairfax Cong, for M. M. Myers, 62 50 

First Dist., Juniors of Daleville S. S. for 
Elsie Shickel, $12.25; S. S.'s for Elsie Shickel, 
$40; for Rebecca C. Wampler, $85, 137 25 

No. Dist., Greenmount Cong, for Sara 
Z. Myers, $200; Congs. & S. S.'s for I. S. 
Long & Wife, $600; Dr. Fred Wampler, 
$227; Greenmount S. S. for Dr. Wampler, 
$50; I. S. & Effie Long, $25, 1,102 00 

Sec. Dist., Elk Run Cong, for Sara Z. 
Myers, $113.40; Bridgewater S. S. for N. A. 
Seese, $287.50; Willie B. Cline (Lebanon) 
Alfred Hollenberg, $40; Middle River Cong, 
for Byron M. Flory, $300; Barren Ridge 
Cong, for Nora Flory, $140; Pleasant Valley 
S. S. for Edna Flory, $37.50; Beginners' 
Class, Elk Run for Sara Z. Myers, $16; 
Little River Mission Elk Run for Sara Z. 

Myers, $5, 939 40 

West Virginia— $71.31 

First Dist., Eglon Cong, for Anna B. Mow, 71 31 

Washington— $430.87 

Missy. Soc, Wenatchee Valley for Ada 
Dunning, $398.73; Sunny Slope S. S., 
Wenatchee Valley for Ada Dunning, $32.14, 430 87 

Total for the month, $13,945 47 

Total previously reported, 52,089 39 

66,034 86 
Correction No. 23, 1,000 00 

Total for the year, $ 67,034 86 


(Continued from Page 140) 
New Year season; not only a slack time in our 
work, except for the special week of evangelism, but 
also because of the entire absence of firecrackers, 
which usually are a prominent feature of the 
two weeks' celebration. Because of the recent 
fighting and unsettled conditions Gov. Yen pro- 
hibited their sale and use. 

Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Ikenberry are the proud 
parents of a bonnie baby girl, Olivia Susan, born 
Feb. 24; weight, eight and one- half pounds. 

Our Pastor Chao discontinued his work with us 
at the end of the month and we are earnestly seek- 
ing for a new pastor. As our mission is still young 
we must depend largely on securing workers from 
other missions. As even the older missions do not 
have an oversupply we must necessarily take 
seconds; therefore, to secure true, sincere leaders 
is one of our greatest difficulties. 




Supported in Whole or in Part by Funds Administered by the General Mission Board 
With the Year They Entered Service 


Spanhusvagen 38, Malmb, 


Graybill, J. F., 1911 
Graybill, AlLce M., 1911 
Buckingham, Ida, 1913 

Ping Ting Hsien, Shansi, 

Baker, Elizabeth, 1922 
Brubaker, Leland S., 1924 
Brubaker, Marie Woody, 

Clapper, V. Grace. 1917 
Dunning, Ada, 1922 
Flory, Byron M., 1917 
Flory, Nora, 1917 
Flory, Edna R., 1917 
Horning, Emma, 1903 
Kreps, Esther E., 1924 
Neher, Minneva J. t 1924 
Smith, W. Harlan, 1920 
Smith, Frances Sheller, 1920 
Vaniman, Ernest D., 1913 
Vaniman, Susie C, 1913 
Wampler, Dr. Fred J., 1913 
Wampler, Rebecca C., 1913 
Liao Chou, Shansi, China 
Flory, Raymond, 1914 
Flory, Lizzie N., 1914 
Horning, Dr. D. L., 1919 
Horning, Martha D., 1919 
Hutchison, Anna, 1913 
Oberholtzer, I. E., 1916 
Oberholtzer, Eliz. W., 1916 
Senger, Nettie M., 1916 
Seese, Norman A., 1917 
Seese, Anna, 1917 
Shock, Laura J., '"16 

Shou Yang, Shansi, Chir.c: 

Cline, Mary E., 1920 
Heisey, Walter J., 1917 
Heisey, Sue R., 1917 
Schaeffer, Mary, 1917 

Tai Yuan, care of Y. M. C. 
A., Shansi, China 

Ikenberry, E. L., 1922 
lkenberry, Olivia Dickens, 

On Furlough 

Bowman, Samuel B M> 5802 
Maryland Ave., Chicago, 
111., 1918 
Bowman. Pearl S., 5802 
Maryland Ave., Chicago, 
111., 1918 
♦Bright, T. Homer, 1911 
'Bright, Minnie F., 1911 
*Coffman, Dr. Carl, 1921 
Cripe, Winnie E., 3538 Con 
gress St., Chicago, 111. 
Crumpacker, F. H., Elgin 

111., 1908 
Crumpacker, Anna N., El 

gin, 111., 1908 
Metzger, Minerva, Ross 
ville, Ind., 1910 


*Myers, Minor M., 1919 
*Myers, Sara Z., 1919 
Pollock, Myrtle, McPher- 

son Kans., 1917 
Sollenberger, O. C, N. 

Manchester, Ind., 1919 
Sollenberger, Hazel C, N. 

Manchester, Ind., 1919 
L T llom, Lulu. Lamar, Colo., 
R. R. 2, 1919 

Garkida, Nigeria, West Af- 
rica, via Jos, Nafada & Biu 

Burke, Dr. Homer L.. 1923 
Burke, Marguerite Shrock, 

Beahm, William M., 1924 
Beahm, Esther Eisenbise. 

Heckman, Clarence C. 1924 
Heckman, Lucile Gibson, 

Mallott, Floyd, 1924 
Mallott, Ruth Blocher, 1924 
On Furlough 
Helser, A. D., Thornville, 

Ohio, 1922 
Helser, Lola B., Thornville, 

Ohio, 1923 
Kulp, H. Stover, Pottstown, 

Pa., R. 3., 1922 
Ahwa, Dangs, India 
Garner, H. P., 1916 
Garner, Kathryn B.. 1916 
Shull, Chalmer, 1919 
Shull, Mary S., 1919 
Anklesvar, Broach Dist., India 
Long, I. S., 1903 
Long, Erne V., 1903 
Miller, Sadie L, 1903 
Moomaw, I. W.. 1923 
Moomaw, Mabel Winger, 

Shickel, Elsie, 1921 
Bulsar, Surat Dist., India 
Blickenstaff, Lynn A., 1920 
BlickenstafF, Mary B.. 1920 
Cottrell, Dr. A. Raymond, 

Cottrell, Dr. Laur_ M., 1913 
Kintner, Elizabeth, 1919 
Mohler, Jennie, 1916 
Wagoner, J. Elmer, 1919 
W r agoner, Ellen H., 1919 
Dahanu, Thana Dist., India 

Ebbert, Ella, 1917 

Metzger, Dr. Id- ,^2'j 
Nickey, Dr Barbrra M., 

Roye'r, B. Mary, 1913 
JalaJpor, Surat Dist., India 
Miller, Eliza B., 1900 
Mow, Baxter M., 1923 
Mow, Anna Beahm, 1923 
Vada, Thana Dist., India 
Faylor. John I., 1911 
Kaylor, Ina M., 1921 
General Mission Board, Elgin, 

Swartz, Goldie E. t 1916 
Palghar, Thana Dist., India 

Hollenberg, Fred M., 1919 
Hollenberg, Nora R., 1919 

Post Umalla, via Anklesvar, 

Lichty, D. J., 1902 
Lichty, Anna Eby, 1912 
Summer, Benjamin F., 1919 
Summer, Nettie B., 1919 
Widdowson, Olive, 1912 
Ziegler, Kathryn, 1908 
Vyara, via Surat Dist., India 
Blough, J. M , 1903 
Blough, Anna Z., 1903 
Brooks, Harlan J., 1924 
Brooks, Ruth F., 1924 
Grisso, Lillian, lvl7 
Mow, Anetta, 1917 
Wolf. L. Mae, 1922 
Woods, Beulah, 1924 

On Furlough 

Alley, Howard L,, 3435 

Van Buren St., Chicago, 

111.. 1917 
Alley, Hattie Z., 3435 Van 

Buren St., Chicago, 1917 
Blickenstaff, Verna M., Cer- 

ro Gordo, 111., 1919 
Brumbaugh, Anna B., Hart- 

ville, O., 1919. 
Butterbaugh, Andrew G., 

Polo, 111., 1919 
Butterbaugh, Bertha L., 

Polo, 111., 1919 
*Ebey, Adam, 1900 
*Ehey, Alice K., 1900 
Eby, E. H, McPherson. 

Kans., 1904 
Eby, Emma H., McPherson, 

Kans., 1904 
♦Forney, D. L., 1897 
*Forney, Anna M., 1897 
Hoffert, A. T.. 3435 Van 

Buren St., Chica;-,., 111., 

Miller, Arthur S. B., Wa- 
terloo, Iowa. R. 2. 1919 
Miller, Jennie B., Waterloo, 

Iowa. R. 2, 1919 
Replo? e, Sara, New Enter - 

pr^r, Pa., 1919 
Shumsker, Ida C, Meyers- 

dr.;< , Pa., 1910 


Chu»ch of the Brethren In- 
dustrial School, Geer, Va. 

Wampler, Nelie, 1922 
Bolinger, Arasey 1922 
Bolinger, Florence, 1922 


Fort Worth, Texas, 
Horner, W. J., 1922 

Greene County, Pirkey, Va., 
H. C. Early 

Piney Flats, Tenn., 
Ralph White, 1923 



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thereof and 3c for each additional ounce or fraction. 




We told you about Brother "A" in July, 

1925. Sister "B'' died some years be- 
fore the brother did. What the brother wanted 
to go to his beloved Church as administered by its 
Mission Board became available as soon as news of his 
death reached Elgin. Not a cent of that $40,000 had to 
be touched for expenses as court costs, lawyers' and others 
fees. On the other hand Sister " B " made a will and 
her estate finally got settled a while after the brother's 
death. She had enough property that the Mission Board 
could reasonably have expected $5,000 to $10,000 ac- 
cording to her desires. What happened? In brief, dis- 
gruntled relatives made costly trouble; several filed ex- 
tortionate claims for " services " and got them paid 
through what seemed connivance on part of her executors 
and personal attorney; the executors' and attorneys' fees 
totaled $10,500 all taken out of the residuary estate in- 
tended for benevolent purposes. As a result the Mission 
Board got nothing and is actually out $7.73. 

Moral: If you want the church to have some of your 
property at death, be sure to make a will if in your 
case you are sure that will prove to be the best way. 
All things being equal the best way is turn to the church 
what you can, as and when you can, during your lifetime 
on the Annuity Plan. 


General Mission. Board 

i^ Elgirv. Illinois 4 



Church of the 'Brethren 


Juaiae, 1926 


The Annual Report 

Our Forty-First Annual Report 

C D. Bonsack 

Treasurer's Report - 

C. M Culp 

Annual Report of the India Mission 

Annual Report of the China Mission 

Annual Report of the Africa Mission 

Annual Report of the Scandinavia Mission 

Monthly News Notes 

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J. J. YODER, Vice-President, McPheraon, „ CT317XTCT7t> lfmxTTriI ,,. 4 . .. „ w 

Kans. 1926. H. SPENSER MINNICH, Educational Secre- r^i 

a -d t»t /-kT-r/-tT 1*7 *. i t ifvm tar T an d Editor Missionary Visitor. 2|y 

A. P. BLOUGH, Waterloo, Iowa, 1929. '-tffli 

H. H. NYE, Elizabethtown, Pa., 1927. > M. R. ZIGLER, Home Mission Secretary. fjjg 

LEVI GARST, Salem, Va., R. 1, 1930. CLYDE M. GULP, Treasurer. gg 

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A Comparative Statement of Mission Funds, 163 

Supports of Missionaries, ,. 164 

THE INDIA MISSION, :.... ..5.................... \].>... 166 

Statistics 179 

THE CHINA MISSION, f . . . .181 

Statistics, \....... ....... V-T, . .. \ . T. . . "7. . . . .. .tl89, 193 .. 


Statistics, ,-* . . ,..-.. * ■; . : . . 199 

THE SCANDINAVIA MISSION, ............. ;w. ....'! .V. ..........:... .200- 

Statistics, 201 


CHINA NOTES, Collected by 'Mrs. Leland Brub'aker, :....!.'........ 218 

INDIA NOTES, By Kathryn G. Garner, Anna Z. Blough,, I. S. Long,- ..... .203, 

FINANCIAL REPORT (ANNUAL), £...._■."... .& .V. .'; f. .. .. .204.1 


Our Forty-First Annual Report 

For the Fiscal Year Ending February 28, 1926 

CHAS. D. BONSACK, General Secretary 

WE come to you with a brief report 
for the past year of the mission 
work of the church entrusted to 
our care. We are conscious of our own 
weakness for this great work, but grateful 
to God for his blessing upon it. Few of 
us realize the growth and increasing re- 
sponsibilities of our mission work. In- 
dividuals have become villages and tribes. 
Personal problems have become problems 
of state and government. The frontier 
work of our fathers in America has now 
reached out and touched Europe, Asia and 
Africa. Our Christian and church life, which 
a few years ago was the product of our 
own family, largely, must now be born and 
trained out of the customs, traditions, and 
cultures of these various peoples and nations. 

However, these problems are but the joy 
of service and the evidence of growth. 
Could our missionaries tell the experiences 
of those being set free from their prisons 
of ignorance and disease, and those brought 
to life from sin through Christ, we would 
be thrilled as were the apostles at the Je- 
rusalem conference. It is impossible to 
record the leavening influence of the Gos- 
pel in our various mission fields, but we 
can say that through your gifts of prayer, 
life and money, the lame walk, the sick are 
healed, and the poor have the Gospel 
preached to them. 


While the number of workers has been 
slightly increased in the isolated places in 
America, there was a slight falling off in 
the foreign group. Our previous report gave 
125 in foreign service, while this report gives 
but 124. Not for ten years were so few 
sent to the foreign field. Sister Ida Metzger, 
M. D., to India, was the only new recruit 
sent out the past year. The health of the 
workers has been fair. Perhaps those in 
India have suffered most from ill health. 
We are pained to record the death of Sister 
Feme Heagley Coffman, wife of Dr. Carl 
Coffman, at Ping Ting, China, on August 8, 
1925. Two months earlier they lost their 
little three-year-old son by death. So to 

Dr. Coffman the year has brought great 
sorrow. The loss is all the greater because 
of the rich endowment of ability and devo- 
tion with which Sister Coffman administered 
in the home, as well as in the hospital as 
a registered nurse. Dr. Coffman is granted 
a short furlough to America, that he may 
find a home for their little girl among their 


India is our oldest mission field among 
pagan people. The work goes forward most 
hopefully. There are 61 foreign workers 
assigned to this field, including about one- 
fourth on furlough, on the average. There 
are about 250 native workers teaching in 
schools and engaged in village evangelism. 
Something over 100 villages are now occupied 
amid the more than 2,500 villages in our 
territory. The church membership is some- 
thing over 3,000 amid a population of 1,200,- 
000. There is a property value of more than 
$400,000, including two fairly-well-equipped 
hospitals. About $150,000 was spent in India 
the past fiscal year. 

The needs in India are, first, the com- 
pletion and equipment of the Vocational 
Training School at Bulsar. The permanent 
success of the work depends upon an in- 
digenous church and native leadership. Such 
a school is most urgent to train these work- 
ers. Churchhouses are needed at both Vyara 
and Anklesvar. Some good brethren in 
America could do no better than provide 
these much-needed buildings. The hospital 
at Bulsar has long been inadequate to meet 
the increasing multitudes coming to the Drs. 
Cottrell for help. We must provide for 
those needs immediately if the work is to 
continue to grow. 


China was opened in 1908. There are 
forty-nine foreign workers, including those 
on furlough the past year. More than a 
hundred Chinese Christians are serving in 
the schools and evangelism of the mission. 
The church membership has reached about 
1,000. Property values are about $275,000, 
including two well-equipped hospitals. The 

162 The Missionary Visitor J™ e 

cost of the work the past fiscal year was must provide adequate church facilities. But 

$80,000. The population of the territory as- since agriculture is the foundation of our 

signed to us as a church is about 1,300,000. existence, and since as a church we have 

The China Mission has had many difficult been trained and successful in rural work 

problems to face. There has been an up- and thinking, we must not forget the oppor- 

rising against foreigners and Christians. tunities in the neglected rural sections. 

Strikes have occurred with, and against, Many of the places have heretofore had 

Christian schools. To this has been added strong churches. Here is a real need that 

the horrors of war. Our station at Liao must be met, to which we are adapted and 

Chow was in the line of battle for several which will not require excessive expendi- 

days between the opposing armies of two tures. 

provinces. Property was damaged some- This work in the homeland would likely 

what, but not seriously, and by the grace of be benefited by a closer cooperation of the 

God no missionary lives were lost. Oppor- General Mission Board with the various Dis- 

tunity was given to render much service. trict Boards. The General Board needs the 

Day and night our missionaries waited on intimate knowledge of conditions from the 

the wounded and dying. All this must mean District Boards. The District Mission work 

larger opportunities just ahead. often needs the. counsel and supervision out 

Our needs in China are earnest prayers of the larger experience of the general work, 

for the missionaries, that they may not Working together, with both funds and men, 

become discouraged, that they may be wise will enable the stronger to support the 

and act in the spirit of Christ in all their weaker, reduce the expense to the minimum, 

work, that they may be guided in the plans and increase efficiency, 

for their schools and all other work to meet Financial 

the needs that are sure to come. The financial rep0 rt of the treasurer here- 

Africa with is worthy of study. From the churches 

The work in Africa is new. It is a pioneer and living donors there was given to mission 

effort, 280 miles from a railroad, and in a work the past year $250,920.68. This was 

province which has had no written language. an increase over last year of $3,117.99. We 

Getting the language and reducing it to are glad for this increase, but it was not 

writing has occupied the minds of our work- sufficient to meet the increase in cost over 

ers. They have already several books for a year ago of $30,027.83 for our mission pro- 

' reading, the Gospel of Mark, Bible stories, gram. Had there not been such a large 

and other books. We have eleven foreign increase from the endowment funds, the 

workers assigned to this field. A little less deficit would have been larger than a year 

than $15,000 was spent during the past fiscal ago. 

year. This is a most needy and strategic The distribution of the mission money 

field. The years ahead are almost sure to spent last year is indicated in the follow- 

bring a large harvest of souls. The present ing table of percentage to each field. Here 

greatest difficulty is to secure permanent is also the amount clearly shown of the cost 

locations. of administration. The principal amount 

Home Fields in missionary education is the cost of the 

The work in the home field has been en- Missionary Visitor, which is given to all 

couraging. Perhaps the work of summer donors of $2 or more, who request it. The 

pastors has given as much encouragement circulation of this averages about 15,000: 

as any other kind of work undertaken by Missions in India 48.8 

the Board. Some plan of following it up Missions in China 26.2 

in a more permanent way is necessary, both Home missions 10.0 

for the churches and the student pastors. Missions in Africa 4.8 

Prosperity in our industrial centers, the dis- Denmark and Sweden 2.2 

couraging problems to the farmers, and the Missionary education 4.8 

taste of larger social contacts in our modern Administration 3.2 

education, are driving many folks to the Giving $2.50 per member to this great first 

city. Where sufficient numbers exist, we work of the church is not in comparison 



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with our larger expenditures for other things. 
We ought to look forward to making it $5 
per member. To do this we must remember 
first the importance of our religion. How 
much God has done for us ! What life 
would be without the Gospel of hope and 
forgiveness! Then we need to remember the 
joy of sharing and giving. Motherhood, 
with its rich endowment of goodness — in- 
deed, all of life's best moments and achieve- 
ments — is born of sacrificing for others! 
Then we need some system of regular giv- 
ing that enlists the hearty support of our 
whole church membership. 

More and more we are reminded of the 
necessity of religion. The passing of laws 
does not make us law-abiding. Education 

does not always make us wise or good. The 
increase of wealth does not insure an in- 
crease of human welfare. The heart and 
conscience need the grace of God. The 
spiritual yearnings of the soul are satisfied 
only in the Gospel of Christ! After nine- 
teen centuries, with all our searching criti- 
cisms and misrepresentations, Jesus Christ 
stands alone among men because he is the 
Son of God. This being true, our first great 
duty is to make him known among the na- 
tions of the world. To this task we humbly 
beg the cooperation of the church, through 
prayer and faithful living, and the consecra- 
tion of life and money, until we measure 
up more fully to our strength in Christ for 
this world-wide service. 

A Comparative Statement of Mission Funds 

Receipts era l especially large transactions were closed. 

l. Contributions of ^^^ l92S '^ Increase A small increase in relief receipts is noted. 

living donors ...$247,802.69 $250,920.68 $ 3,117.99 Under expenditures we start out with the 

lapsed annuhieY 1 . 11,790.38 11,790.38 new titles for what makes up the Board's 

3 Miscellaneous 3,818.14 3,818.14 "overhead" expense. Cost of administra- 

4. Net income from 

investments (after tlon is smaller than last vear because the 

paying annuities) 22,548.33 51,692.82 29,144.49 ^^ of handHng the investrne nt depart- 

$270,351.02 $318,222.02 $ 47,871.00 ment is this vear (and will be henceforth) 

Endowments and , , . ,_, 

annuities 100,429.94 54,640.25 45,789.69* charged against investment income. The 

Relief 13 ' 826 - 55 16 - 625 - 29 2 > 798 - 74 increase in India expense was about 30$ 

Expenditures largelv due to about $7,000 increase in the 

1. Administration ..$12,344.43 $ 9,809.29 $ 2,535.14* . .,,- ,. -j i i i 

2. Missionary Educa- building program but considerable was due 

tion .. } 5 ' 5 Jl'l2 ,}4> 94404 577.66* to loss in exchange in trading our American 

3. India Mission ... 115.352.67 149,011.93 33,659.26 , „ _ ,. ,,„ i 

4. China Mission ... 75,785.41 79,934.66 4,149.25 dollars for Indian rupees. Whereas last 

5. Sweden Mission . 4.857.85 6,439.60 1,581.75 VMr . v : t |, PYr Vipnfrp en wp trot on an avoratrp 

6. Denmark Mission 1,625.59 383.60 1,241.99* > ear with exchange so w e got on an average 

7. South China Mis- 3 r 4 rupees for each dollar and we profited 

sion 1,821.34 80.20 1,741.14* <t.r, 110 o .i • l i . o,/ 

8. Africa Mission ... J4.3ii.06 14,619.36 308.30 S5.311.88, this year we got but 2y A rupees 

9. Home Missions . 34,301.24 30,726.44 3,574.80 * average and the loss of V A rupee cost us 

$275,921.29 $305,949.12 $30,027.83 on dollars sold the sum of $11,315.79. China, 
* Decrease Sweden and Africa show increase of ex- 
Remarks penses which are not so important. The 
Under receipts is noted but a small in- decreases in Denmark and So. China are 
crease for the year in free will offerings indications of partial or entire stopping of 
from our people. The Board's deficit would work in these fields In home mission work 
have been more serious than at end of more wag spent Jn seyeral lines of work than 
previous year were it not for the increase ^ yeaf but considerably less in the Greene 

in income as noted from investments. The ~ _•_.....,... . , 

, .. , , . . . . - , County, Virginia, Mission in comparison be- 

bulk of this is increase in profits turned over , . . . . 

r ., r, , ,. , • tj- , , • cause of property acquired m the previous 

from the Publishing House, but a fair part 

from improved interest collections. >ear. 

A decrease has to be recorded in receipts The Board's treasurer solicits earnest study 

of money on the Board's annuity plan. But of the detailed financial report appearing 

at that, results were satisfactory as it should in this Visitor. Inquiries are welcome on 

be considered that in the previous year sev- any parts not understood. 


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Supports of Missionaries 

The following individuals and organiza- 
tions are at present on our honor roll as 
financial supporters of workers on the for- 
eign field : 

California — 

Covina Missionary Class, - one-half sup- 
port of Delbert Vaniman (son of Ernest D. 
Vaniman), China. 

I. and O. Breneman of La Verne congre- 
gation, Bro. John I. Kaylor, India. 

La Verne congregation and Sunday-school, 
Brother and Sister Ernest D. Vaniman, 
China ; Brother and Sister Lynn A. Blicken- 
staff, India. 

La Verne " Mothers' Class," Stephen 
Claire Blickenstaff (son of L. A. Blicken- 
staff), India. 

Lindsay congregation, Dr. Ida Metzger, 

Long Beach Sunday-school, Sister Lucile 
G. Heckman, Africa. 

Northern California Sunday-schools, Sister 
Minneva Neher, China. 

Southern California Sunday-schools, Bro. 
Clarence C. Heckman, Africa. 

Colorado — 

Nickey, S. G., of McClave congregation, 
Dr. Barbara Nickey, India. 

Florida — 

Hollenberg, W. F., Bro. Fred M. Hollen- 
berg, India. 
Idaho — 

Idaho and Western Montana Christian 
Workers' Societies, Sister Anetta C. Mow, 

Idaho and Western Montana Sunday- 
schools, Dr. D. L. Horning, China. 
Illinois — 

Blickenstaff relatives, partial support of 
Sister Verna Blickenstaff, India. 

Butterbaugh family, provide two-thirds 
support of Bro. A. G. Butterbaugh, India. 

Individuals and Sunday-schools of Okaw 
congregation, Bro. J. E. Wagoner, India. 

Cerro Gordo Sunday-school, Dr. A. R. Cot- 
trell, India. 

Chicago, First, Sunday-school Elementary 
Depts., Floyd Mallott, Jr. (son of Floyd 
Mallott), Africa. 

Chicago, First Sunday-school, Bro. Floyd 
Mallott, Africa. 

Decatur Sunday-school, Primary Dept., 
one-half support of Darlene Butterbaugh 
(daughter of A. G. Butterbaugh), India. 

Franklin Grove congregation, Sister Bertha 
L. Butterbaugh, India. 

Mt. Morris College Missionary Society, 
Bro. D. J. Lichty, India. 

Mt. Morris Sunday-school, Sister Sadie J. 
Miller, India. 

Northern Illinois and Wisconsin Sunday- 
schools, Sister Kathryn Garner, India. 

Virden Sisters' Aid Society, one-half sup- 
port of Leah Ruth Ebey (daughter of Adam 
Ebey), India. 

Virden and Girard Sunday-schools, Dr. 
Laura M. Cottrell, India. 

Wine, A. F. and wife of First Chicago 
congregation, Sister Beulah Woods, India. 

Wolf, J. E., and daughter Edna of Frank- 
lin Grove congregation, Sister Mae Wolf, 
Indiana — 

Buck Creek congregation and Sunday- 
school, Sister Nettie B. Summer, India. 

Manchester College Sunday-school, Sister 
Laura J. Shock, China. 

Manchester Sunday-school, Sister Alice 
K. Ebey, India. 

Mexico congregation, Sister Lillian Grisso, 

Middle Indiana Sunday-schools, Sister 
Mabel W. Moomaw, India. 

Northern Indiana Sunday-schools, Sisters 
Minerva Metzger and Mary Schaeffer, 

Pine Creek congregation, Sister Winnie 
E. Cripe, China. 

Pipe Creek congregation, partial support 
of Sister Anna M. Forney, India. 

Southern Indiana Sunday-schools, Bro. W. 
J. Heisey, China. 
Iowa — 

Cedar Rapids Sunday-school, Sister Em- 
ma Horning, China. 

Dallas Center Sunday-school, Helser 
Budget, $450.00 

Heagley, Rebecca, Mary K. Coffman 
(daughter of Dr. Carl Coffman), China. 

Ivester congregation, Bro. W. Harlan 
Smith and family, China. 

North English and English River Sunday- 
schools, Sister Nettie M. Senger, China. 


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Panther Creek Sunday-school, one-half 
support of Sister Olivia D. Ikenberry, China. 

South Waterloo Sunday-school, Sister Jen- 
nie B. Miller, India. 

South Waterloo Christian Workers' So- 
ciety and Aid Society, Bro. A. S. B. Miller, 

South Waterloo Sunday-school, " Loyal 
Helpers' Class," one-half support of Joseph- 
ine Miller (daughter of A. S. B. Miller), 

South Waterloo Sunday-school, Primary 
and Junior Departments, Marjorie Miller 
(daughter of A. S. B. Miller), India. 

South Waterloo Sunday-school, Primary 
Dept., Lorita Shull (daughter of C. G. Shull), 

Waterloo City Sunday-school, Sister Mary 
S. Shull, India. 
Kansas — 

Daggett, A. C, of Independence congre- 
gation, Sister Martha D. Horning, China. 

Northeastern Kansas Sunday-school, Sis- 
ter Ella Ebbert, India. 

Northwestern Kansas Sunday-schools, Bro. 
Howard L. Alley, India. 

Southeastern Kansas congregations, Sister 
Emma H. Eby, India. 

Southwestern Kansas congregations, Bro. 
Frank H. Crumpacker, China. 

Yoder, J. D., of Monitor congregation, 
Sister Lulu Ullom and Myrtle Pollock, 
Maryland — 

Hagerstown congregation, Brother and 
Sister Harlan J. Brooks, India. . 

Men's Bible Class, Baltimore (Fulton 
Ave.), Sister Ina M. Kaylor, Incl'a. 

Middle Maryland Sunday-schools, Breth- 
ren H. P. Garner and B. F. Summer, India. 

Michigan — 

Michigan Sunday-schools, Sister Pearl S. 
Bowman, China. 

Primary Departments of Michigan Sun- 
day-schools, Daniel Harold Bowman (son 
of Samuel Bowman), China. 

Junior Departments of Michigan Sunday- 
schools, Harlan G. Bowman (son of Samuel 
Bowman), China. , 

Missouri — 

Middle Missouri congregations, one-half 
support of Jennie M. Mohler, India. 

Nebraska — 

Bethel congregation and Sunday-school, 
Bro. Raymond C. Flory, China. 
Bear Creek congregation, Sister Anna M. 
Lichty, India. 

Cleveland and East Nimishillen congrega- 
tions, Sister Goldie E. Swartz, India. 

Covington congregation, Bro. I. W. Moo- 
maw, India. 

Eversole congregation, Bro. J. H. Bright, 

Freeburg and Science Hill Sunday-schools, 
Sister Sue R. Heisey, China. 

Hartville congregation, Sister Anna B. 
Brumbaugh, India. 

Lick Creek congregation, Sister Eliza- 
beth Kintner, India. 

Northwestern Ohio Sunday-schools, Sis- 
ter Hattie Z. Alley, India. 

New Carlisle, West Charleston, Donnels 
Creek and Springfield congregations, Sister 
Hazel C. Sollenberger, China. 

Olivet congregation, Bro. A. D. Helser, 

Owl Creek congregation, Sister Lola Hel • 
ser, Africa. 

Pleasant View Sunday-school, Sister Ellen 
H. Wagoner, India. 

Salem congregation, Sister Minnie F. 
Bright, China. 

Southern Ohio Sunday-schools, Bro. O. C. 
Sollenberger and Sister Elizabeth Baker, 

Trotwood congregation, Sister Elizabeth 
Oberholtzer, China. 
Pennsylvania — 

Albright congregation and Sunday-school, 
one-half support of Oliv'a D. Ikenberry, 

Brandt, D. E. and family of Upper Cone- 
wago congregation, Bro. E. L. Ikenberry, 

Chiques congregation, Sister Alice M. 
Graybill, Sweden. 

Coventry congregation, Bro. H. Stover 
Kulp, Africa ; Sister Esther Kreps, China. 

Dailey, John L. and wife of Johnstown 
congregation, Bro. E. H. Eby, India. 

Eastern Pennsylvania Sunday-schools, 
Sister Kathryn Ziegler, India. 

Everett congregation, Dr. Carl Coffman, 

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The India Mission 

Report for the Year 1925 

H. P. Garner 


HERE is no country in the world 
where religion plays a more impor- 
tant part in the daily life of the peo- 
ple than in India." 

We come to you with this report of the 
1925 work, dear reader, not because we 
have done any great things, but that we, 
as fellow-workers, may review the work to- 
gether. Also that we may take courage by 
the success and growth, and profit by the 

This time we are trying to have the 
report made by departments, as Evan- 
gelistic, Educational, Medical, Social Wel- 
fare, Industrial, etc., and not as different 
individuals working in these several depart- 
ments. We trust and pray that you will 
find it interesting. 

During the first part pf the year we were 
all made glad by the visit from Bro. F. H. 
Crumpacker, pioneer missioner to China. 
His years of experience in China helped him 
to see things in proper light in India and 
to give us many helpful suggestions. 

Our mission staff at the beginning of the 
year numbered fifty-six on the field with 
three on furlough in America. During the 
year six went on furlough and two returned. 
We also welcomed into our mission family 
in the fall Dr. Ida Metzger. 

For the location and address of the dif- 
ferent missionaries see the inside of back 
cover of the Visitor. It is our opinion, that 
in order to work and pray intelligently with 
us concerning our work, each one should 
possess a map of the field and familiarize 
himself with the location of work and work- 

May God direct us all in this " Great First 
Work of the Church," which he has called 
us to do, and may we go forth in the work 
with a new willingness and earnestness to 
" Work the works of him that sent us." 

" No one who has not made a start in 
cultural appreciation should think of going 
to the more advanced part of the Orient." 


The Evangelistic Report 

Alice K. Ebey 
The Church 

HE Church of the Brethren in India 
has grown in numbers, and we be- 
lieve it has also made advances in 
grace and in knowledge of the truth. Over 
two hundred and fifty baptisms have been 
reported from our ten churches during the 
year, and other souls are not far from the 
kingdom. When we think of 1,250,000 souls 
for whose spiritual welfare our church is 
responsible, this seems like only a drop in 
the bucket, but we refuse to be discouraged, 
for " we are workers together with him," 
and " he will not fail nor be discouraged till 
he shall set judgment in the earth." Regular 
services were held in all our churches 
throughout the year, except in the Amletha 
church, where there is neither resident min- 
ister nor missionary. However, occasion- 
ally a missionary or Indian minister held 
services there and the Christian teacher 
gave Bible lessons. Two families, abound- 
ing in Christian life and activity, live in this 
church and their labors are not in vain. A 
pastor is much needed and the church is 
able partially to support one. 

At Vyara, the pastor, partially supported 
by the church, is completing his second year. 
It is hoped that ere long all our churches 
may have m their own pastors, chosen and 
supported by the people. In this, Vyara 
leads. However, at Bulsar and Jalalpor 
much of the preaching has been done by 
resident Indian ministers engaged in school 
work or other mission work. The Palghar 
church, though not yet two years old, has 
a resident minister, but he is not supported 
by the church. At Dahanu also much of 
the preaching has been done by an Indian 

Love feasts were held in all of the church- 
es and also in some of the out-of-the-way 
villages where groups of Christians live. 

The Vyara church has decided to build 
a churchhouse for worship, and all mission 
workers are to give their tithe for three 
years to help build it. At Anklesvar they 


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are also planning to build a house of wor- 
ship, and the workers are giving liberally 
to that end. At Ahwa the church contributed 
liberally to the Williams Memorial several 
years ago. During the past year they have 
added to this and they hope to build a 
much-needed house in the near future if the 
church in America will grant the necessary 

Our church in India has a membership of 
over three thousand. There are two church 
Districts. The First District includes the 
Gujarati-speaking congregations. The Dis- 
trict Meeting was held at Jalalpor in Feb- 
ruary. It was the twenty-fifth anniversary 
of the First District Meeting held at that 
place in 1901. Then there were only three 
congregations, composed chiefly of orphan 
boys and girls rescued from the famine of 
1900. Now there are six congregations and 
the membership has increased manyfold. 
Four missionaries and five Indians formed 
the first delegate body, but in this an- 
niversary meeting all the delegates were 
Indians. Missionaries helped only by counsel 
and encouragement. 

The present District Mission Board of 
the First District, consisting of four Indian 
brethren and one missionary, has been work- 
ing in an out-of-the-way place in the 
Anklesvar District for a number of years. 
The work has sometimes progressed and 
sometimes fallen back. But the Christian 
teaching and service rendered by Indian 
workers there have borne fruit and will 
bear more fruit. Like all Christian work, 
it is often difficult to report definite results 
accomplished in any one year, but the Lord's 
word and work never fail. 

The Second District is a daughter of the 
First District. It includes the four Marathi- 
speaking churches. It was organized in 1920 
and the first District Meeting was held at 
Ahwa. Three congregations, widely sepa- 
rated by hills and rivers and jungles, Ahwa, 
Dahanu, Vada, were represented in this first 
District Meeting. Since then the Palghar 
church has been organized and added to 
this District. There is a total membership 
of over three hundred. None of the church- 
es reports rapid growth during the year, 
but some have been added to each con- 
gregation. At Palghar, a congregation not 
yet two years old, twenty-one were bap- 
tized near the close of the year. 

The District Meeting of the Second Dis- 
trict was held in Vada in February, 1925. 
It is inconvenient and expensive for our 
Indian Christians to attend our District 
Meetings, especially when held at Ahwa or 
Vada, on account of the long distance from 
the railway. However, the meeting was fairly 
well attended and the services were full of in- 
spiration. Rev. Salvi, from Ahmednagar, gave 
some splendid messages. The presence of Bro. 
Crumpacker, from China, also was a help 
and inspiration. The delegate body con- 
sisted of four missionaries and seven Indians. 
A District Mission Board was organized a 
few years ago. The churches have given 
liberally out of their poverty to spread the 
Gospel among their own people. Hindrances 
in finding a suitable location and also in 
securing qualified workers willing to give 
themselves to this work, have delayed the 
work. Steps are now being taken to open 
work near the border between the Palghar 
and Vada Districts. This effort is to be 
wholly supported and directed by the Indian 
church through the Mission Board of the 

Sunday Schools 

Sunday-schools were maintained regularly 
throughout the year in our ten organized 
churches, and in some of the villages. The 
village Sunday-schools are not as regular 
nor as well organized as the station schools, 
yet they accomplish much good. Some have 
an enrollment of fifty or more and some 
are smaller. Most of these schools con- 
tribute to the Lord's work. 

The village Sunday-school depends almost 
entirely upon the Christian teacher of the 
village school, who sometimes is assisted 
by his wife, so that absence on account of 
sickness or any other cause breaks up the 
school; while in the organized schools, if 
one or two workers drop out, there are 
others to carry on the work. Yet through 
these hindered efforts the living Word is 
made known to many who live in far-away 
villages. One village teacher in the Jalalpor 
territory conducted a Sunday-school in a 
neighboring village and at one time brought 
in five to be baptized. Others, too, have 
done very acceptably in village Sunday- 
schools. But many village teachers have 
need to be fed. For such there is great need 
for a Bible training school. 


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In our main schools the regular Sunday- 
school quarterly is used in the adult classes 
and the graded lessons for the younger 
scholars. Different courses are followed in 
the village schools. Some have felt that 
we do not have the enthusiasm in the Sun- 
day-school work that we used to have, but 
we all know that, though we need to bestir 
ourselves and pray God's guidance and bless- 
ing on this great cause, there has been much 
steady, faithful work done in many of the 
hundred or more schools and the Word of 
Life is having its own way and power in 
many lives, especially among the young. 


Nineteen different missionaries have spent 
more or less time touring among the villages 
during the past year. Some went on fur- 
lough in the spring and could not spend 
the fall season in the District, while others 
returned from furlough too late to get out. 
Other missionaries have done considerable 
house-to-house visiting and village work 
near their homes. Some in charge of board- 
ing schools have taken their pupils and 
made known the Gospel by song and per- 
sonal testimony. Perhaps more time and 
effort have been given in District evan- 
gelistic work than in any previous year in 
the history of the mission. And it must be 
so if we would take India for Christ. But, 
whatever results have come or will come later 
on from the year's efforts, most of the 
credit must be given to our faithful Indian 
workers, men and women of the land, who 
pave the way and give us their help all 

From everywhere comes the report that 
the people are friendly and eager to hear 
about the Christ. In a few places there 
was some opposition by some men. of wealth 
and high position. Other difficulties, like 
ignorance, caste, etc., arise, but the oppor- 
tunity to make known the Gospel and to 
lead men to the light has never before 
seemed so great. One missionary writes : 
" No matter how hard we work nor how 
far we go, there are always villages just 
beyond which must be neglected." This is 
true in every one of the large territories 
for which each local congregation is re- 

Most missionaries visited fewer places and 
stayed longer so as to come into closer touch 

with the people and give more intensive in- 
struction. They think it pays. However, one 
worker camped in a dozen places and 
preached in twenty different villages. In the 
Rajpipla State the missionary with his fam- 
ily and Indian workers reached fifty vil- 
lages in which the Gospel had never been 
heard. The W. C. T. U. sent out petition 
forms for the people to sign, signifying their 
desire to close the liquor shops. In Vada 
Taluka some five hundred names were se- 

The magic lantern, phonograph, picture 
rolls and Indian instruments of music have 
been quite generally used to arouse and 
hold the interest. 

Besides these direct efforts, the work of 
evangelism has been carried on throughout 
the year in connection with our village 
schools. Supervisors and all village teachers 
are expected to do evangelistic work among 
the villages. We have more than ninety vil- 
lage schools. Some are quite good, from 
both the spiritual and educational stand- 
points. Some are fair and others are of the 
kind that we wish they were not. When 
the teacher fails to live in sympathetic 
touch with the people, or lacks zeal for souls, 
he is sure to fail. Then, too, especially 
among the backward classes, particularly in 
the Dangs and among the Bhils of Ankles- 
var and Umalla districts, the work is slow 
and difficult. The parents feel the pinch 
of poverty and do not see the need of educa- 

While the village-school work has by no 
means reached our ideal, we feel there has 
been progress, and we have good reason 
to press on, working harder to improve the 
old schools and to open new ones as fast 
as men and means will permit. 

The Indian evangelists and Bible women 
carry on their work through the heat and 
heavy rains when the missionary is forced 
to call a halt. Still there is no lack of op- 
portunity to serve nearer home. Christians 
need instruction and spiritual help. The 
flock must be fed and cared for, and this 
is no easy nor short-lived task. Bible classes 
and sewing classes for women are carried 
on at most of our stations throughout the 

Bibles, Gospels, and tracts have been dis- 
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done more in this line than the live-wire 
Indian Christian evangelist who has been 
doing splendid service among the patients 
and their friends who daily flock to the 
Bulsar hospital and dispensary. 

So in these various ways the seed has been 
sown in many places. Under the blessing 
of God and the quickening influence of 
the Holy Spirit it will bring forth fruit to 
his glory. We look back and see many 
failures and neglected opportunities on our 
part, but the cause is the Lord's and in his 
strength we press on to the work of the 
New Year. 

Educational Report 

F. M. Hollenberg 

EDUCATION in India has been, up to 
the present, largely a system of graded 
courses which the pupil memorizes. 
The teachers have memorized these same 
books and know no other ways of teach- 
ing than to assign certain portions to be 
committed. This is not only true in the 
lower grades, but continues through the 
training schools and colleges. History, 
geography and arithmetic are to be swal- 
lowed from the books and have no con- 

nection with life. The readers have word- 
meaning books which go with each reader, 
and these definitions are to be committed. 
As a rule the pupils go to school and gather 
in the classroom to await the teacher's ar- 
rival, he coming any time after the bell 
rings. (A pupil is generally given the job 
of ringing the bell.) School being called, the 
teacher asks the pupils what their lessons 
are, and he then sees whether they have 
properly committed them. In writing, hours 
and hours are spent in drawing the letters, 
and many children I have seen who were 
fine writers, though they had not passed 
more than a book or two. They must write 
just like the copy, just as their lessons must 
be, just like the wording of the book. 

Now that you have a glimpse into what 
has been the mode of educational work, 
let me give a few of the things which are 
being carried on in some of our boarding 
schools to make the schooling a part of 
life and a means of building up character. 
In a number of our boarding schools we 
are having weekly teachers' meetings, in 
which methods and means are discussed. 
Often it is very difficult to get the teachers 
to take the suggestions even then, for see- 
ing is believing, and they have not seen 

Four room teachers' building which was undertaken and carried through at Palghar by teachers 
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The Vyara Girls at Their " Daily Dozen 

these new methods tried, but their whole 
being is saturated with the old ways. 
However, when they have been convinced of 
their practicality, they are willing to make 
the venture. 

In a number of schools the children have 
been divided into groups and responsibility 
and work given to the group. This has 
developed a measure of cooperation, but 
not such as we would like to see. In one 
school self-government is being tried and has 
succeeded in proportion to the sympathetic 
attitude taken to the movement and the help 
given those who had the responsibilities. 
For, after all, they are hungry souls, who 
appreciate brotherly love and aid more than 
fatherly correction. Character is developed 
by a sympathetic understanding of the situa- 
tion, and they respond like any children to 
understanding love. 

The children who come into our schools 
are almost all improperly fed. So during 
the past year there has been a study of 
foods, with a view to correcting the diet. 
As a result the doctors reported an improved 
physical condition in a couple of the schools. 
Games have been encouraged and introduced, 
and in two schools the " daily dozen " is in 
vogue. We feel that a healthy body will 
aid the growth of the mental and spiritual 

As yet a majority of our work is in the 
experimental stage, and we are looking for 

ways and means which 'are best fitted to 
aid the people of India to a fuller realiza- 
tion of life. 

In the Anklesvar Girls' School a store 
has been introduced, with the girls carry- 
ing on all the work. Each girl of the 
training department keeps an account of 
the cost of her food and clothing. Most 
of the classes in this department are being 
taught by missionaries, and they hope to 
turn out some who will put more thought 
and life into the schoolroom. So far the 
results attained seem satisfactory, and those 
who are in charge feel much encouraged 
by the attitude of the girls and the way 
they take hold of things. 

In the Boys' Training School of Ankles- 
var a different emphasis is given. They are 
trying to use the best Indian talent and 
develop or grow into what is wanted. In 
both places responsibilities are given, and by 
such it is hoped to lead them on to higher 
things. In both cases it is largely a ques- 
tion of qualified teachers who take a whole- 
hearted interest in the work. For a good 
teacher who has the work at heart will 
get results where a disinterested teacher 
will fail with the best of methods and equip- 
ment, and results are what we are striv- 
ing to attain. All of the Anklesvar boys 
are to be on scholarship from now on, 
which means that they will have to make 
a certain part of their expenses. Assign- 


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ments of lots are given to the boys to 
cultivate, and they care for these under the 
direction of an experienced man. Where 
they have had their plots individually they 
have shown real interest, doing their work 
willingly, but where it was general they 
were indifferent and careless. 

The number of pupils in our schools has 
remained about the same. We have tried to 
weed out unpromising pupils and are en- 
couraging as many as possible to get their 
elementary school work in their home vil- 
lages. We do not wish to take them away 
from their homes, for we cannot make 
proper homes for them. Also we wish to 
keep the child in touch with his home and 
thus aid his people and community as much 
as possible. 

Bulsar Medical Report 

Drs. A. Raymond and Laura M. Cottrell 

DURING the past year there was an 
average attendance at the Bulsar 
Mission Dispensary of seventy-six 
patients each day, or about twenty-four 
thousand for the year. This does not count 
any of the relatives or friends who came 
along to visit or to assist in the care of 
the sick. Among all this number we get 
a varied assortment of pains and diseases 
of a tropical climate. Due to the poverty of 
many of the people, even such a necessary 
article as ordinary soap often is beyond their 
means and the resultant uncleanness fosters 
some types of disease, especially such skin 
disorders as itch, ringworm and sores. How- 
ever, in spite of the above fact, only a 
comparatively small proportion of our pres- 
ent patients come primarily on account of 
skin diseases. 

Probably more come on account of malaria 
and its associated troubles than for any 
other disease. Aside from those needing 
treatment for acute malarial fevers we get 
a large number suffering from enlarged 
spleen or malarial anemia. Before we ar- 
rived in India a missionary told us there 
was very little tuberculosis here. That per- 
son was misinformed, for tuberculosis in 
all forms and stages is very prevalent and 
is the cause of much disability and suffer- 
ing among all classes. 

Asthma brings many patients to us. Just 

why we should have so many more asthmatic 
patients in this part of India than they have 
in most other sections of the country we 
do not know. This is one of the numerous 
problems awaiting investigation, if one but 
had more time for such lines of work. 

We continue to get a considerable number 
of leprosy patients, but are able to do very 
little for them, since leprosy requires several 
years of continuous treatment and these 
patients refuse to come regularly to any 
dispensary long enough to get effective treat- 
ment. The only way in which leper patients 
can receive suitable treatment is to have 
them confined in a leper asylum or sani- 

Influenza continues to appear, and during 
the year there were several mild epidemics. 
Fortunately the cases this year were not so 
serious as in some previous years and few 
fatalities resulted from influenza alone. 

There was a noticeable increase in the 
number of diphtheria cases treated. Among 
them were several missionary children, who, 
we are glad to say, recovered nicely. There 
was also a decided increase in cases of 
tetanus (lockjaw). We have had excellent 
success as a whole with these patient's, 
though they often come late in the course 
of the disease. One very advanced and acute 
case developed a temperature of 109 degrees 
and died about twenty-four hours after com- 
ing here. 

There was some growth in the surgical 
side of the work, there being forty-six major 
and three hundred and twenty-eight minor 
operations. There was one death only, that 
being in a case of acute intestinal obstruc- 
tion which came to us on the fourth day 
of the trouble and was in a very serious con- 
dition at the time of the operation. Dur- 
ing part of the year the number of surgical 
cases could have been considerably increased 
had there been more rooms for patients to 
stay in. Surgery offers large possibilities of 
growth during future years. 

We continue to receive many calls to 
visit patients in their homes, both in Bulsar 
and in outside villages and towns. Many 
of them have to be refused, because they 
take us away from the work in the dis- 
pensary too much, but we try to go as 
often as we can, because it affords an ex- 
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with many people in their own homes. It 
is a common experience to have from ten 
to thirty or forty people gather around 
while one is examining or treating the 
patient. At times this may be annoying to 
the American, but nevertheless it is a good 
chance to let the Christian light shine, for 
one's conduct is read as his interpretation 
of his religion. Incidentally, a good many 
of these visits bring in from about $1.80 to 
$35, and this additional income for the dis- 
pensary work is not to be despised. Last 
year we made two hundred and thirty visits, 
for each of which we received $1.80 or more, 
and two hundred and fifty visits for which 
no extra charge was made. 

It is sometimes profitable to know what 
other people think of one's work. Recently 
we had several patients whose remarks may 
interest you. One was a man with stomach 
trouble, who had been told by others that 
he needed an operation. We assured him 
that no operation was required. He said 
that if he had to undergo an operation we 
should do it, because he would not go 
to any other hospital, for two reasons. One 
was that the other doctors seemed to be 
more concerned about big fees than as to 
whether he would be cured or not, and 
the second was that they did not pray for 
their patients. (He was speaking with ref- 
erence to private and government hospitals 
and not about other mission hospitals.) 

Another was a patient who had been sick 
for some months, and as he was a wealthy 
man he had called in many doctors, several 
being from Bombay. One day he summoned 
us, and after being examined he asked how 
soon he would get well. He was told that 
if our diagnosis was correct (advanced per- 
nicious anemia), he would not recover, but 
would die after a few months, no matter 
whose medicines he used. He calmly said 
that was what he thought, but that all the 
other doctors lied to him, so he had invited 
us in to tell him the truth. He asked us 
to come several times before he died, and 
was glad to buy a New Testament and to 
have us pray with and for him and commend 
him to the care of the Great Physician, 
who is able to heal both body and spirit. 

A third case was that of a Mohammedan 
merchant in a distant village, who had his 
right hand seriously injured in a motor-car 

accident. Eight days after the accident we 
were called in consultation. He had already 
had six or seven other doctors, but had 
received poor care and was in a very serious 
condition. He asked what we could do 
for him and was told that in our opinion 
immediate amputation of the. arm at the 
elbow offered about the only hope for his 
life. He said all right, he would do what- 
ever we advised. As these people generally 
object strenuously to amputations we asked 
what had been advised by the other doctors. 
He replied that he cared nothing for their 
advice, either collectively or singly, but that 
as we were Christians he would do what- 
ever we said. (He himself was a Moham- 
medan.) The need was urgent, so in spite 
of meager facilities the amputation was done 
at once. A few days later he insisted on 
being brought to Bulsar, so that he could 
be under our care all the time. One night 
after midnight there was some hemorrhage, 
and after that was stopped we advised him 
that it would be safer for him to go to 
Bombay, where he could have nursing care 
day and night, as another hemorrhage might 
prove fatal in his weakened condition. He 
absolutely refused to go to any other hos- 
pital, saying that if we turned him out he 
would go back home, but to no other hos- 
pital. Asked for his reason, he explained 
that he was not afraid to die, but that if 
he had to die he wished to be in a place 
where they knew God and believed in him! 
Would that there were many more such ! 

With several exceptions the health of our 
own missionaries has been reasonably good. 
In July Bro. Moomaw had a severe attack 
of appendicitis, which required immediate 
operation. He had returned home and was 
getting along well, when in September he 
developed an acute intestinal obstruction 
which necessitated a second rather extensive 
operation. Recovery from the second opera- 
tion so soon after the first was rather slow, 
and it was necessary to send him to a hill 
station (Poona), where convalescence would 
be hastened by the higher elevation and 
cooler climate. In this way it is hoped 
that a complete recovery can be had in 
India, and thus avoid the necessity of his 
returning to America. The latter part of 
October Sister Ruth Brooks was delivered 

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Dahanu Medical Report 

Barbara M. Nickey, M. D. 

DURING the year 1925 we had no seri- 
ous epidemics. General health con- 
ditions were perhaps better than 
usual. We were refreshed by a vacation in 
the hills during part of the rainy season. 

We have had a good number of calls into 
non-Christian homes. Many calls require 
going on the railway, but we felt it was 
best to refuse such, as it necessitated our 
being away from regular dispensary hours 
here. While we would be away seeing one 
patient, a number of other patients here 
would be disappointed because they could 
not see the doctor. 

We rejoice in the arrival of Dr. Ida Metz- 
ger to join us in the work. At present 
she is in Poona attending language school 
and making good progress. W^hen she comes 
we hope to be able to accept calls out 
to other villages, and also to do considerable 
in the district. We feel that a traveling 
dispensary motor would be useful in going 
a considerable distance to give medical help 
to many who would not otherwise be 

Our four-room building, made of bamboo 
and mud, has been in use most of the time. 
Occasionally we have had to build even 
more temporary huts for the overflow. We 
have had a good number of the poorer, 
backward classes come to stay in these 
rooms for help. For some of these we 
have had to furnish free food. We are so 
glad to see this class of people throw away 
their fears and superstitions, and come to 
stay as in-patients. While here they hear 
the gospel message and see something of 
what it means in life. This does much 
in breaking prejudice in their villages. When 
these people go back to their villages we 
usually have a number of patients come 
from there because of their recommenda- 

The work of building the new hospital 
has been moving along nicely. At times 
there has been delay because materials did 
not arrive when expected. But we hope it 
will be ready to occupy by the time this 
report is being read by you. We have a 
number of inquiries as to when it will be 
ready for use. We also have expressions 

of appreciation that we are soon to have 
a hospital where regular hospital care can 
be received. 

The assistance of Miss Blickenstaff, as 
nurse and coworker, has been much ap- 
preciated. We are sorry she cannot be 
here to help us when the hospital opens. 
But it is time for her much-needed fur- 
lough. We hope that she may return to 
us much refreshed to take up the work 
again. Miss Wolfe has generously con- 
sented to help us in nursing in the absence 
of Miss Blickenstaff. It means a change 
into another language area for her. It is 
not a small task to take up work temporarily 
in a new language. But we much appreci- 
ate her willingness to help us out. 

Our Indian helpers have given us faith- 
ful assistance, both in the medical and evan- 
gelistic work. One of our patients who was 
baptized in November is now busy selling 
and distributing Gospels and other Chris- 
tian literature. 

Industrial Work 

J. E. Wagoner 

THE general trend of our industrial 
work was much in 1925 as in 1924 
and 1923. There was the same ef- 
fort in gardening, carpentry and tailoring. 
The seventh standard boys were sent from 
Bulsar to Anklesvar, so that now in all of 
our boarding schools, excepting at Ankles- 
var, boys are taught industries up to the 
sixth standard. And this fact makes the 
other schools put more stress on garden- 
ing and less on carpentry, though this is 
less true of our Marathi field than in the 

Perhaps the greatest development in the 
year in industrial lines is to* be seen in 
the Government Technical School at Ahwa. 
This is financed by the government, ex- 
cepting the hostel arrangements for the 
boys. There are three full-time boys and 
seven half-time boys. Here they are taught 
joinery, carpentry and building. A course 
in iron work is to be added. Aside from 
the manual work the boys are being taught 
arithmetic, drawing and geometry. They are 
required to prepare drawings of the articles 
to be made and then to work according 
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have had but one teacher, but it is expected 
to use another man as soon as he can be 

At Palghar the boys and masters have 
secured considerable experience in building. 
They assisted in the erection of a teachers' 
line and other school buildings, in which 
they gave excellent aid, gained worth-while 
experience and helped to keep down mis- 
sion expense. 

At Bulsar we have tried to work out a 
practical course in carpentry, but thus far 
the results have not been very satisfactory. 
We really need to have a course for all 
our Gujerat schools which will fit these boys 
for more advanced work at Anklesvar. Our 
tailor shop has done very good work through- 
out the year. In addition to making the 
clothes for the Bulsar boys, it has also 
turned out most of those worn by the 
hoys at Wankal, Ahwa, Palghar, and Vali. 
Owing to a short monsoon there was not 
as much doing in the garden as usual. 

At Vyara they added tailoring to their 
industries during the year. Forty-five boys 
in the upper standards took turns at car- 
pentry, tailoring, and gardening a week at 
a time. The smaller boys spent their work- 
ing hours in the garden. Some of the boys 
here devote as much as three and one-half 
hours a day to work. There are two boys 
who are employing their whole time at 
carpentry and one whole-time boy in tailor- 
ing. Those trained in the mission school are 
able to earn as much as Rs. 1-8-0 in the 
Vyara bazaar. 

At Vali several years ago we decided not 
to have carpentry. So their main industries 
are gardening and farming. This year, be- 
cause of the shortage of rain, they report 
only a half crop. These boys work three 
hours a day. 

At Anklesvar we had great hopes. Our 
Bro. Moomaw was to have put into opera- 
tion what Bro. Long calls " A real course " 
in carpentry. But owing to his sickness this 
was not done. They had, as teacher, an 
Indian carpenter, who had learned at Bul- 
sar, perhaps under Bro. Emmert. They have 
shown great progress and we trust will make 
still greater strides in the future. Five boys 
give all their time to carpentry work, save 
that they have one period of English, and 
one of Bible daily. Twenty-eight seventh 

standard boys give two hours every other 
day to carpentry. The odd day is spent in 
the field. In the proper season the school 
is closed, that the sowing or reaping may 
be accomplished. But this year, here, as well 
as at Vali, owing to a lack of proper rain, 
the farm and garden work was much less 
profitable than the last year. But our Bro. 
S. N. Christian, who is teacher of agri- 
culture at Anklesvar, has succeeded in arous- 
ing interest in the theory of farming by 
assigning plots to the boys and making each 
one responsible for his own plot. These 
boys have seemed to work with enthusiasm, 
while others have had — well, say, less desire 
to do garden work. 

On the whole we have made progress dur- 
ing the year — progress especially in this, 
that we are thinking mostly, and working 
also, along the lines of what will be most 
useful to the future India. 

Girls' Schools 

In the girls' schools as well as in the 
boys' schools the industrial work is not car- 
ried on from a commercially productive 
standpoint, but from the standpoint of edu- 
cation and practical use. First of all the 
girls are taught to be good housekeepers 
by learning to do all the work about the 
school, such as sweeping and limping the 
floors, grinding and cooking, waterfilling, 
caring for the school compound by caring 
for the plants and trees. They are also 
taught how to make all new clothes as well 
as to keep in repair the old ones. 

In some instances they have been given 
the task of doing their own buying of grain 
and other articles of food and rendering de- 
tailed accounts of the money handled. 

In connection with the newly-developed 
school at Anklesvar in the college depart- 
ment the girls saw and split their own wood 
and they are soon to assist in putting up 
their own houses, which have mud walls, and 
the bins for storing grain, which also are 
made of mud and beautifully decorated. 

Gardening and light farming are carried 
on where they can be done and the water 
supply is sufficient. At several of the 
schools they have also kept flocks of chick- 

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ing have been introduced, and in several 
knitting, the girls making their own needles. 
Crocheting, embroidering, etc., are being 

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Social Welfare 

Sadie J. Miller 

INDIA is made up of many small states, 
besides the territory directly under 
British control. Some of the native 
states have declared for prohibition and are 
carrying it out with splendid success. The 
ones to head this list are Bhopal and 
Bhavnagar, the former being ruled by a 
Mohammedan queen. The most recent 
movement has been that of the government 
of Bombay declaring prohibition to be the 
goal of their excise policy. Several of the 
provincial legislative councils have passed 
resolutions demanding the early adoption 
of prohibition. A similar resolution has also 
been passed by the legislative assembly. 
Public opinion in the country is quite ripe 
for action. Some of the local governments 
would be quite glad to take action in the 
direction of the reform. It is the govern- 
ment of India that bars the way. 

Since our latest report considerable liter- 
ature has been translated into the vernacu- 
lars. Charts and slides are constantly be- 
ing made, so that people everywhere are 
being enlightened and new recruits are daily 
added to the list of volunteers who are 
fighting for the cause of purity and to carr\ 
out the slogan " Tremble, King Alcohol, for 
we are on the job." In Rajpipla State the 
liquor shops are so numerous that it is 
quite easy for any one addicted to the 
drink habit to get his fill. In spite of it 
these poor slaves repeatedly plead with us 
to help remove these wretched places so 
that the temptation will be taken away from 
them. Those of us who have never had 
the habit can perhaps not sympathize with 
such, as we ought. I asked the saloonkeeper 
at one place how much he took in, on a daily 
average, for drink. He said that in the 
proper season as high as a hundred rupees 
($33), and that is saying considerable for 
people in such extreme poverty. 

Recently I met a Mohammedan, educated, 
modern woman, a suffragette, if you please, 
who is bound to help in reform work among 

her people as well as all India. With the 
extreme reform that is on in Turkey (of 
women being given freedom and no longer 
bound by the purdah system, they can go 
about unattended, with unveiled faces, and 
have taken to European dress, I hope not 
with all the fashions), it is not past belief 
that in due time India's purdah women shall 
also be freed. This courageous woman 
declares that there must be a reform for 
education with new curriculi in the schools, 
doing away with the many unnecessary 
things, and making a speedy way for knowl- 
edge for India's women to help overthrow 
the giant alcohol throughout the land. She 
said: "Not long ago I went into a liquor 
shop and threw down one bottle after an- 
other, broke it to pieces and made havoc of 
all the contents." This is going at it on 
the Carrie Nation plan, which may be neces- 
sary in some cases. I dare say that when 
I go to a liquor shop to see how many 
people come there in one hour, I have a 
feeling like that myself. If I could destroy 
the entire source I certainly would do it. 

It is no uncommon thing to hear almost 
daily of murders committed by those who 
are drunk. We have them right along in 
our own country, and how much misery must 
there be throughout India on account of 
this unfortunate traffic! You speak to the 
saloonkeepers ; they beautifully get rid of all 
responsibility by saying, " Oh, we are only 
servants of the government; talk to the 
government if you want this removed "—as if 
they were in an honest, respectable busi- 
ness! I tell them that both the drinker and 
the one who sells the drink deserve being 
cast into jail. Many a poor addict is sent 
to prison for life for having committed 
murder, and the one who sold him the stuff 
goes free all the time ; he is never even 
taken into account. 

There are many temperance societies all 
over the land, now being affiliated with the 
All-India Prohibition League. 

Organized propaganda will eventually get 
prohibition across, and it cannot come too 
soon for the best interests of the land. 

At most of our stations we have a lantern 
and slides — some on temperance, which are 
being used almost constantly. During the 
Evangelistic week we continue their use 
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India has her troubles with opium and 
other drugs not common in America. Her 
little innocent, helpless children suffer from 
opium that swells the number of deaths 
among babies to the very lamentable number 
of five hundred out of a thousand, and in 
some localities as high as eight hundred out 
of a thousand. Social welfare societies are 
taking up this work and doing much to wipe 
out such evils. 

Umalla Baby Home 

Olive Widdowson 

THIS year at the Baby Home has 
been a busy one as usual. We had 
a round of the " flu." Two little boys 
who were supposed to be well were brought 
in and we soon found that they were tak- 
ing the flu. The rest of their family had 
had it. The mother died from it. The 
younger boy died on the way as we were 
sending him to the doctors at Bulsar. The 
matron has suffered severely from a disease 
of the eyes, which has necessitated a closer 
oversight of the Home. She is a very faith- 
ful woman and can be depended upon to do 
as well as she knows. We are glad to 
report that since her operation and treat- 
ment at Bulsar her eyes are improved. 

During the month of August Sister Ziegler 
kindly looked after the work while I had a 
rest at Landour. 

This year thirty children received care in 
the Home. Ten new ones were taken in, of 
whom two died. One little girl who had 
been in the Home for some time died in 
the hospital at Bulsar, making three deaths 
among the Home children during the year. 
One boy's father made arrangements to 
care for him in his home, and so he went 
with his father again. Six of the older 
children were sent to the boarding schools 
at the beginning of the school year — three 
boys to Vali, two girls to Anklesvar, and 
one girl to Dahanu. We send them to the 
boarding schools near the place from which 
they come, or near their relatives. There 
are twenty babies and children in the Home 
now at the end of 1925. 

One little baby, whose name is Suri 
(Sun), was brought in when she was not 
quite two months old. She weighed four 
and one-half pounds. The Indian evan- 

gelist said, "If that baby lives it will be 
a miracle." She is still living. She is not 
quite a year old, and is creeping all around 
and has a smile for every one who comes 
near her. 

We received several small gifts during 
the year. These gifts were a Thanksgiving 
offering for the arrival of little babies in 
American homes. It is certainly a cause for 
rejoicing and a good way to rejoice by 
sharing our joys with others. 

I am going to leave space here on my 
page for a picture of our small babies. As 
many of them cannot sit alone yet, we have 
given them some props in the persons of 
their little playmates in the Home. The 
youngest is in its usual position. We did 
not trust to give it a prop. 

Kindly continue to remember us, both 

Babies in the Umalla Home 

Indians and missionaries, in this work that 
we patiently and gladly serve him through 
serving his helpless ones. 

Widows' Home 

Elizabeth Kintner 

THE work in the Widows' Home does 
not change much from year to year, 
only as the individuals come and go. 
Yet there are a few outstanding events that 
will be of interest. 

During the year there were no marriages 
or deaths. 
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girl of three and a half years, put a small 
pebble into her ear. It was wedged in so 
tightly and she struggled so much when 
the doctors tried to remove it that it got 
beyond the reach of their instruments, so 
she had to be taken to Bombay to an ear 
specialist. After giving an anesthetic they 
succeeded in removing the pebble. She had 
to remain in the hospital there for nearly 
a month for treatment. The people at the 
hospital kindly allowed her mother to stay 
with her. 

In June, the husband of one of the women 
who had been in the Home nearly two 
years, called his wife and me (as super- 
intendent of the Home) before the assistant 
collector (a government officer, though not 
a legal adviser), to tell that official and us 
that we were not willing to give up his 
family, a thing we did not know, for we 
had not seen him for over a year. He had 
five or six grievances against the mission, 
but we took with us a man who had been 
acquainted with him for a number of years. 
With the carriage driver as witness, they 
went over the points together and he ad- 
mitted he had misrepresented things. When 
he went before the assistant collector and 
was asked why he made it appear that 
the mission would not give up his family, 
he admitted that he had not asked for them, 
but would say nothing else. In July he 
came to the mission and said he had made 
provision for his family, so they have been 
living together since that time. 

When this woman and her two children 
left, another woman and her two children 
came from Dahanu, so the number remained 
the same — seven women and five children. 

During the year two events are looked 
forward to with much interest by the women 
and children, and these are outings we have 
together. Usually we take an afternoon at 
the river during the latter part of the hot 
season, when we eat our evening meal to- 
gether and the children have fun splashing 
in the water. Monsoon coming two weeks 
early, we were not permitted to take that 
trip last year. 

Some time during the holidays it is the 
custom of most of the people on the com- 
pound to go on a trip to the sea three 
miles away. This time we hired an auto 
to take our crowd. It was the first time 

any of them had ridden in an auto, and if 
you had heard their exclamations of de- 
light, I am sure you would not have felt 
I was overindulgent. 

Perhaps you think part of the above 
sounds like " All play and no work," but I 
assure you that those who could work, 
worked, and worked hard. Most of them 
had regular duties in some of our Christian 
homes or at the boarding school. From 
about the first of September they have been 
doing cloth weaving. Never having studied 
that kind of work, their first piece of cloth 
had many defects, but they are doing much 
better on their second piece. 

In November we had several sick at one 
time with a type of typhus fever. Prembai, 
the blind woman, was very ill and for a 
while we had little hope of her recovery, 
but she finally got better and is now quite 
well. Aside from that, fever and colds 
were about all the sicknesses. 

We praise the heavenly Father for his 
blessings during the past year and pray 
that in the coming year we may be equally 

Beyond Our Borders 

C. G. Shull 

THERE are now 6,040 missionaries 
working for the evangelization of 
India, Burma, and Ceylon. Of this 
number 829 are working in the Bombay 
Presidency of Western India. These 829 
workers represent forty-one different de- 
nominations or missionary societies. Fifteen 
of these missionary agencies have their head- 
quarters in America or Canada, fifteen in 
the British Isles and two in the Scandinavian 
Peninsula. The remaining nine are Indian 
agencies. The missionary staff of our own 
church, numbering as it does sixty-four, is 
one of the largest in the province. Only 
three of the forty-one societies mentioned 
above have a larger staff of foreign workers. 
From the standpoint of numbers the mis- 
sionaries of the Church of the Brethren 
should, therefore, be expected to make a 
substantial contribution to the development 
of Christianity in Western India. 

The chief cooperative agency for the ad- 
vancement of our common task is the Bom- 
bay Christian Council, supplemented for all 


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India by the National Christian Council. 
The delegate body of the Bombay Council 
consists of about an equal number of repre- 
sentatives from the missions and from the 
churches. Last year Bro. Blough repre- 
sented our own mission, while our two Dis- 
trict Meetings each selected an Indian dele- 

One important phase of the' council's work 
is to unite and make vocal Christian opinion 
on various evils in the country. Two years 
ago much thought was given to the temper- 
ance question. It is of the highest impor- 
tance for the spread of the Gospel in India 
that Indian leaders should understand the 
true Christian position regarding prohibi- 
tion. When the Indian Legislature voted on 
a proposed prohibition law all the elected 
Indian representatives of the people voted 
for the bill and every European and official 
representative opposed it. Facts like this 
lead many in India to think that Christianity 
does not support this moral reform, and as 
a result their hearts are closed to Christ 
and his message. In making known the 
true Christian attitude the various Provincial 
and National Councils are decidedly evan- 
gelistic agencies. 

Betting and gambling in connection with 
horse-racing are rapidly becoming a great 
sin in both Bombay and Poona. At its last 
annual meeting (August, 1925) the council 
gave much earnest consideration to this 
question and made strong representations 
to government for a restriction of the evil. 

The condition of the thousands of mill 
workers and other laborers in the cities of 
the province was also considered and a com- 
mittee is studying the question for report 
a year later. Some of these workers are 
Christians, whose low wages and crowded liv- 
ing conditions lead them into temptation. 
How to care for the Indian Christians who 
go from rural districts into the industrial 
centers of the province is a problem aris- 
ing in this connection. 

The council also deals with the direct tasks 
in both the educational and evangelistic 
fields. Problems and difficulties are studied 
together and recommendations are made to 
the various cooperating missions. A special 
feature of the last session was a considera- 
tion of work among Moslems. Hitherto the 
work of Christian missions in India has 

been almost exclusively among the Hindu 
population, but it is now the conviction of 
many that more definite and aggressive work 
should be undertaken among the Moham- 

Probably the most important phase, how- 
ever, of the council's work in the fields of 
Christian education and evangelism is the 
publication of vernacular literature. In con- 
sidering this activity two important facts 
need to be borne in mind. The first is the 
great lack of vernacular Christian literature. 
India is indeed not a pioneer mission field 
like the section of Africa where our mis- 
sionaries are working. Missions have been 
working in India for more than a hundred 
years, and there are good translations of 
the entire Bible in both Marathi and 
Gujarati. Much helpful Christian literature 
has already been published, and yet for the 
small sum of fifty dollars one could buy 
all of the Christian literature now available 
in either vernacular and pay a year's sub- 
scription to all of the Christian magazines 
now published in either vernacular. 

The second fact with which to reckon is 
the great poverty of the Indian church. All 
literature which is published must be pro- 
duced at a considerable loss, for the average 
Indian Christian cannot afford to pay the 
cost price of a book. The development of 
Christian literature calls, therefore, for 
liberal financial support from the various 
missionary societies. Last year our mission 
contributed 400 rupees for the publication of 
Gujarati books and pamphlets and 100 for 
Marathi literature. A grant of 200 rupees 
was also made to the National Christian 
Council for this purpose. 

There are now full-time literature mis- 
sionaries working in both the Marathi and 
Gujarati areas, and through the joint ef- 
forts of the Provincial and the National 
Council several books and pamphlets were 
published last year in each vernacular. A 
number of others are in the press or in 
preparation. Some of these are especially 
helpful to ministers and village preachers; 
others provide suitable courses of Bible 
instruction for the primary grades in our 
Sunday and week-day schools, while others 
are especially helpful for more advanced 
Bible students. The Woman's Christian 
Temperance Union also published through 


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the assistance of various missions, our own 
included, " The Power House of Panthankot," 
a most excellent combined temperance and 
devotional story. 

In the field of Christian magazines we 
are assisting in the publication of the 
Duyanodaya, an English-Marathi publication 
now in its eighty-fifth year and read widely 
by both Christians and non-Christians. We 
also contributed our share toward the pub- 
lication of The New Teacher, a Marathi 
monthly, which is introducing our teachers 
to modern pedagogical methods in the vari- 
ous subjects of the primary school curricu- 
lum. This magazine occupies a very needy 
and important field in our educational pro- 
gram and the subscriptions for the first year 
numbered 455. 

Under the editorial direction of Miss Eliza 
Miller and Bro. Govindji Khengar The 
Prakash Puttra has been published monthly 

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in Gujerati. Sister Alice Ebcy has also writ- 
ten notes for our Gujarati Sunday School 
Quarterly for adult classes. Fourteen hun- 
dred copies of this quarterly were printed, 
of which 575 copies were used by our own 
mission and the remaining 800 by four other 
missions working in the Gujarati language 
area. This is a most valuable publication 
and will doubtless continue to be so, even 
though its circulation may decrease some- 
what as suitable graded courses appear in 
the vernaculars. 

For the present year (1926) a budget of 
$1,000 was sanctioned by the Mission Board 
for publishing funds. No phase of our work 
is more important. Sunday-schols, church- 
es and individuals have been assuming the 
support of individual missionaries or pro- 
viding funds for definite building projects. 
Here is another definite task which some 
individual or organization might well finance 
in whole or in part. 


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of a nice baby girl, Betty Jeanne. Un- 
fortunately the case was seriously complicated 
by reason of a severe attack of influenza, 
from which the mother was suffering be- 
fore and during her confinement. She was 
in the hospital for some weeks and has not 
yet regained her former strength. 

Beginning with January, 1925, the evan- 
gelistic work among the patients has been 
directly in charge of Bro. Govindji K. Satvedi 
and his wife, who have given good service 
along this line. Through their efforts some 
thousands of people have been reached with 

some phase or other of the gospel message. 
Several thousand tracts have been distributed 
and some hundreds of tracts and Gospels 
sold to those able to read and willing to 

Bulsar Mission Dispensary for 1925 

New patients, 7,561 

Repeated calls, 15,853 

Total attendances, 23,414 

Patients staying in the hospital, 263 

Visits to patients in homes, 480 

Obstetrical cases, 47 

Operations, major, 46 

Operations, minor, 328 

Receipts (Rs. 27,298-3-1), $9,943.00 


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The China Mission 

Report for the 
Men's and Women's Evangelism 

Minor M. Myers 

THE year 1925 is past. We have rea- 
sons to be thankful to our Heavenly 
Father for his guidance and blessing, 
and believe real progress has been made. It 
is needless to say that we have come short 
of what we had hoped to do. True it is, 
however, that no report can cover all that 
has been accomplished. Only God knows 
fully, for influence upon life and personality 
is not always reportable even if known. Our 
whole missionary program is evangelistic in 
purpose ; however, this report is to deal only 
with the department giving evangelism its 
first consideration. 

There has been a growing and deepen- 
ing appreciation, both on the part of the 
missionaries and Chinese, of the fact that 
if the Christian church in China is ever to 
serve the spiritual life of the people and 
Christ become incarnated in his followers 
it will have to embody and express the best 
in the present and in the past Chinese life ; 
it simply cannot be a transplanted institu- 
tion from the West. Our own members are 
feeling the pulsations of this new heart- 
beat to some extent, and a few are willing 
to help carry their share of the burden. Both 
in personal relations and in conference with 
their Chinese associates the missionaries 
have given added emphasis to the idea of 
having a larger outward expression of an 
inner spiritual experience, and of relating 
the gospel message more closely to the cus- 
toms and life of the people. Another promis- 
ing phase of our work this past year has 
been the demonstrated merits of the tent- 
preaching method in unworked territory. 

At Pingting the evangelistic work for the 
year began with the week of special prayer. 
This preparation made eager souls anxious 
to witness for their Lord. About the mid- 
dle of February the week of special evan- 
gelism throughout the country began, and 
at this time voluntary service was empha- 
sized. Besides the regularly-employed men 
and women evangelists, many of the lay 
members, as well as some of the nurses 
from the hospital and teachers and students 

Year 1925 

from the schools, went out each day in 
small groups, some in the city, some to near- 
by villages, while others went to distant vil- 
lages. Varied talent was used, some in 
speaking, others in singing the gospel mes- 
sage. Tracts in large numbers were dis- 
tributed. Nearly 100 villages, besides about 
350 courts in the city, thus heard something 
of the Gospel of love in one week's time. 

In addition to the prayer service held each 
day for the workers during the week of 
evangelism, the men had another meeting in 
the afternoon for women whom they in- 
vited to the church when visiting homes in 
the forenoon. This or a similar service was 
carried on each Sunday following when the 
Bible School women went out to teach. 
" Mother, Her Needs and Responsibility," 
was the general subject, and continued with 
baby welfare, and it enlisted much interest. 
Men, women and children were eager to 
know how to save the baby. Over forty 
women attended the Bible School, and be- 
sides teaching them to read, write and study 
the Bible, strong emphasis was placed upon 
how to care for their children, for they 
are the foundation of the home, community 
and nation. 

Junior church and Sunday-school had an 
attendance of from fifty to sixty children. 
Some fifty to sixty women attended regular 
church service. Prayer meetings also were 
well attended. 

In country work the men's and women's 
evangelistic efforts have been very closely 
united since using the tent, for in that way 
the whole family can be approached with 
the Christian message; thus the motto: 
" Every member of the family a Christian." 
Two women and three evangelists are as- 
signed to each tent. Miss Dunning super- 
intended the women ; Mr. Sollenberger and 
Pastor Yin the men. Drs. Coffman and 
Wampler visited the tents frequently, and 
this was very much appreciated. The 
medical work in the country is a great 
help to the evangelist, as it breaks down 
prejudice and opens hearts quicker than any 
thing else we can do. 

In the very early spring work with the' 


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tent began and the evangelists were so 
pleased with this method that another tent 
was bought and dedicated the first of June. 
But to supply a sufficient number of work- 
ers for these tents made necessary some 
changes in the policy, for the budget would 
not permit of hiring other evangelists. The 
old plan with an evangelist located in each 
out-station could not be maintained. So it 
was decided to use the out-station evan- 
gelists in the tent and to place each out- 
station in the hands of a local committee. 
These changes were not easily made, 
but we feel it was for the best. 
It will make the evangelists more useful 
and at the same time place more re- 
sponsibility on the members, which is es- 
sential for developing a strong church. At 
present there are seven country churches 
running on this plan, and already there are 
signs of encouragement. They will need help 
for several years before they will be able 
to walk alone. 

The tent was always pitched near a central 
village, so that the near-by village people 
also could be reached. During the day when 
people were too busy to come to the tent 
the women workers visited homes, and the 
men went out for personal service. At 
night sometimes the tent could not accom- 
modate all the listeners. Lantern lectures 

on the life of Christ and public health were 
thoroughly enjoyed and created considerable 
interest. Though only a part of the year 
was used in this type of work, as some 
seasons are unsuitable, tent meetings of from 
two to three weeks' duration were held at 
twenty-five villages during the year. 

Baptismal and communion services were 
held out at several villages, rather than have 
them largely at the central station as in the 
past. As the rivers in this territory are 
dry most of the year and dangerous when 
the rainy season is on, a portable baptistry 
was devised, made of heavy oilcloth put on 
a wooden frame, which added much to the 
convenience of the people and effectiveness 
of the service. There were about one hun- 
dred inquirers, and thirty-seven were re- 
ceived into the church by baptism. More 
were expecting to be baptized but were 
hindered because of the war disturbance. 

Liao territory comprises five counties, 
mostly mountainous, which makes it very 
hard to get over, requiring much time and 
effort. Mr. Oberholtzer took charge of the 
men's evangelistic work at Liao with the 
beginning of the year, associating with him- 
self eight Chinese workers. 

One of the main efforts of the year, be- 
sides that of soul saving, was to create a 
mental attitude appreciative of the indige- 

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The Christians at Kao Lao 

This is the group who enjoyed the first out- station communion 

nous trend of the newer method of mission- 
ary work in China. At first at least it be- 
came necessary to push this innovation 
without the approval of the Chinese Chris- 
tians and workers. In most cases the Chi- 
nese church is eager for the decentraliza- 
tion of missionary power in all forms of 
work, and would gladly accept the fruits 
thereof ; but it does not have a clear idea 
how to put such a program across, and is 
not willing to pay the price. The old out- 
station plan was changed. The workers 
were dislodged, to be used either in the 
tent or in circuit preaching. The members 
adjacent to these out-station chapels were 
urged to accept responsibility and even en- 
couraged to work toward providing religious 
service for themselves. Instead of making 
the central church at Liao the nucleus for 
all missionary activity, such as inquirers' 
classes, baptisms, communion services and 
church meetings, they were taken to the 
out-stations. This not only saves time and 
money for the Christians, but fosters in- 
terest in the out-station and encourages the 
beginning of a local organization. This 
is what the Christians want when once 
they understand the plan. 

Tent work was introduced into this ter- 

ritory in September and continued until 
December, when cold weather set in. Dur- 
ing this time the tent stopped at four 
strategic centers where people from sur- 
rounding districts come to market. Con- 
siderable interest was manifested in the 
tent, and especially did the stereoptic lec- 
tures on the life of Christ and public health 
attract attention. In some of these centers 
members live. Like at Pingting, two women 
and five men evangelists followed the gospel 
tent. Miss Senger was with the tent most 
of the time during the fall months, and 
she with her Chinese associates spent much 
time among the village people, visiting about 
twenty-three villages, teaching in the homes, 
conducting classes, etc. Miss Senger says, 
" There is no better place to meet the vil- 
lage woman than right in her home." Home 
and home life are emphasized ; proper care 
of children is taught, and with appreciable 
results. As much of the Gospel as the women 
can assimilate is given. Some kindergarten 
teaching is done by one of the women, 
which is considered quite an asset to the 
tent work. Some of this territory is quite 
open to the message of the Gospel and 
some is not. 

The Women's Bible School enrollment was 


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How the Country Workers Travel 

twenty-six. A good year's work was done. 
Like at the other places these women help 
in the evangelistic efforts in the city and 
near-by villages at times, which gives them 
practical experience. Four Vacation Bible 
Schools were conducted during the summer 
and were greatly appreciated, for they were 
invited to continue all the year; if not, then 
have the workers return again next sum- 
mer. Some forty women and girls gave free 
service and participated in telling the good 
old story during the week of special evan- 
gelistic effort, visiting about twenty-five vil- 

The inquirers' classes were to have been 
held during the latter part of the year, when 
the people had leisure time to attend them. 
Provision was made to hold four at con- 
veniently-distributed places. Two of these 
were started the beginning of December and 
were almost finished when the war broke 
out; the other two never began. Some 
twenty applicants for baptism were to have 
been taken into the church Dec. 11 and a 
love feast was to have followed. The war 
crippled that. Four were baptized earlier 
in the year at one of the out-stations. Dur- 
ing the year four Christian weddings were 
held, three in the church and one in a 

The church was used in caring for about 
two hundred wounded soldiers for ^ix weeks 
after the war, and during the war the base- 
ment was occupied by soldiers. Because of 
the very disturbed conditions the country 
evangelists were called in to help minister 
to these wounded men. Among the two hun- 
dred in the city church and others in the 

hospital many Gospels were sold and dis- 
tributed. There were also daily preaching 
and letter writing. 

One of the head officers was a Christian; 
so, before the army left Liao, a memorial 
service was held in the church in honor of 
those who had been killed or died because 
of wounds. Some of these were members 
of various churches, but their church at 
home was ignorant of their death. This 
service was open principally to soldiers, and 
several Christians among them did most of 
the speaking. It should be remembered that 
military service in Shansi is not voluntary, 
but compulsory. 

The effects of the anti-Christian 
movement are not felt so much in 
this territory. There are, however, 
other enemies militating against a free dis- 
tribution of the Gospel. Several centers are 
unusually superstitious, ignorant and illiter- 
ate. The instability of the government, the 
undertone of unrest that is so contagious, 
the fear of taxation for war preparations 
in the territory, form an atmosphere in 
which it is difficult to interest the people. 
Not only is Christianity affected, but also 
the different reformed and synthetic re- 
ligious societies have equal difficulty in gain- 
ing a hearing and do not report much prog- 

The work among women at Showyang 
was in charge of Miss Dunning the first 
half of the year, at which time the Women's 
Bible School was continuing. Five women 
were enrolled. One of these was later bap- 
tized and seems to be sincere and happy in 
her Christian life. With the beginning of 
fall Miss Schaeffer returned from furlough 
and took charge while Miss Dunning went 
to Pingting. She immediately began work 
among the villages, visiting about seventeen, 
paying special attention to those in which 
Christians or inquirers live. Some few of 
the Christians were not visited, due to the 
passing of large numbers of soldiers. Miss 
Schaeffer says that she found a few women 
who she believes are very much interested 
in the Gospel. In some places there is a 
less general friendliness, while in others 
the same spirit of friendliness was shown 
toward us as in former times. More Chi- 
nese helpers is a pressing need. 
The work among men was affected some- 


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what by the anti-Christian propaganda, as 
Showyang is not very far from Taiyuan. 
Changing of leading Chinese evangelists, 
together with general political unrest, made 
it necessary to reorganize the work. Here, 
as at other places, emphasis was placed upon 
creating an appreciative attitude for more 
real work on the part of the members. 

During the year six different inquirers' 
classes were held, two baptismal services and 
two love feasts. Those received into the 
church by baptism were twenty-three men, 
eight schoolboys, two women and three 
schoolgirls. There was one Christian mar- 
riage this year, and we are trusting large 
numbers of Christian homes will be estab- 
lished, which the Lord can bless to spread 
his Gospel. 

The work of the year in Taiyuan, as it 
happened, started with the receiving of four- 
teen men into the church by baptism. The 
week of special evangelism followed soon, 
when all the Christian organizations . in the 
city united their efforts, both for work in 
the city and surrounding districts. The 
workers met each day for prayer before 
going out to teach and preach. Following 
this week three successive night meetings 
were held for those interested, at which 
the life of Christ was thrown on the screen, 
after which the audience was divided into 
small groups for discussion of Christian 
topics, to the great satisfaction of all con- 

During the summer one vacation Bible 
School was conducted with a considerable 
degree of success. The first half of the 
year two popular education classes were 
taught two hours each day, one for boys and 
one for girls ; also a little kindergarten. 
Through these a number of contacts were 
made with good homes. Home visitation 
and Bible teaching have been pushed with 
satisfactory results among the women, so 
opportunities to strengthen contacts were 
utilized. Personal work through friendship 
is of great value. 

In September a day-school for girls was 
opened, but on account of the unsettled con- 
ditions, caused by the Shanghai affair and 
the anti-Christian agitation, our enrollment 
was small, but those who came thoroughly 
enjoyed their work and it is hoped that 
the school will grow and give us entrance 

into new homes as well as bring the joys 
of a Christian school to the girls. About 
the same time work for boys was started 
with one of our promising young Christians 
in charge. This phase is reported under 
Boys' and Student Work in this issue of 
the Visitor. 

Several mothers' meetings were held, as 
well as social gatherings for women, at which 
some influential homes were represented. 
These families are pleased to have their 
children come to the mission. The boys 
are regular attendants at the boys' room. 
Church attendance and Bible classes were 
good the first half of the year. The last 
half of Sunday service the audiences were 
smaller, though better than we thought 
might be with so much " anti " agitation, 
which grew very strong here in the city. 
Some of the Christian leaders were af- 
fected, which embarrassed things temporarily, 
but we feel it will be helpful in the long 
run. Altogether twenty-five were received 
into the church by baptism. Difficulties and 
problems are plentiful, but the interest and 
prospects are good for future work. 

In all of the evangelistic work of the 
mission there was an effort made to give 
larger place to the spiritual side, for all 
realize that it is spiritual power that moves 
and influences men's hearts toward God. The 
intellectual training of our poorly-drilled 
workers must not be neglected. Available 
good books were placed in their hands, 
and a summer institute of two weeks was 
held just preceding our yearly Chinese- 
foreign business meeting. This period, under 
the leadership of Rev. Chang and some local 
leaders, was a great inspiration and help 
to the workers, who were nearly all there 
from the several stations. Some of the 
stations had a number of retreats for their 
evangelists, which proved to be very help- 
ful. All in all we think considerable prog- 
ress has been made, not so much in ad- 
ditions to the church, but in relating both 
foreign and Chinese workers more closely 
to the changing situation in the Christian 
church throughout the whole country. To 
the writer's mind the problems of mission- 
ary power are not the greatest, but how 
to build up a Christian church constituency 
in which Christ is incarnate. In order to 
do this his life will have to become the 


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life of the church, which means that the 
Chinese will have to interpret and relate 
their Lord to their lives and civilization 
without interference from others. Sympa- 
thetic helpfulness is craved and will be ap- 
preciated while outside direction will hinder 
the cause of Christ. We are praying and 
ask your prayers that he may have his own 
way in this work. 

Educational Work in China 

N. A. Seese 

CHRISTIAN education in China is 
passing through a crisis. During the 
year 1925 mission schools have had 
to face many difficult problems. Of the 
three main lines of missionary activity — 
namely, evangelistic, educational, and medi- 
cal — the educational work has been most 
bitterly attacked by the anti-Christian forc- 
es. Missions in China have attached great 
importance to educational work. The 
primary and secondary schools deal with 
the child during the formative period of 
life. It was felt by missionaries that this 
was the period in life when the most per- 
manent results could be obtained in Chris- 
tianizing the individual. The child has no 
extensive background in experience and 
habits, and consequently it can grow up a 
Christian as easily as to grow up a non- 
Christian. The psychology of this idea is 

But for the same reason that missionaries 
attached great importance to the results of 
their schools the anti-Christian forces have 
centered their main attack against the 
schools. They claim the schools Christianize 
the pupils before they have gained maturity 
of judgment sufficient to enable them to 
choose Christianity on a rational basis and, 
therefore, the schools take an undue ad- 
vantage of the child. This argument seems 
valid on the surface and coincides with the 
practice of some branches of the Christian 
church, which hold that membership in the 
church should be the result of a rational 
choice. The argument is false, because re- 
ligion is a part of the culture of the group, 
and no society allows its children to grow 
to maturity and then decide for themselves 
whether they shall or shall not imbibe the 
culture of the group. In fact, without im- 

bibing the culture of the group they could 
not attain mental maturity. Then why should 
instruction in religion be left until the child 
can make a ■ rational choice, but all other 
phases of culture he must acquire when 
society dictates? 

Another reason why the anti-Christian 
forces have attacked mission schools is that 
these institutions constitute an independent 
school system within the nation, and it has 
grown to large proportions and seems to be 
out of harmony with the purposes of their 
educational system. Mission schools have 
not been under the control of the Chinese 
government. The government could not 
control the number of mission schools, their 
standards, nor their aims and purposes. On 
these points there has not been .any well- 
defined understanding among the missions 
themselves. Under this condition the gov- 
ernment authorities could not predict what 
the future course of mission schools would 
be. We cannot be surprised that they be- 
came anxious, jealous, and antagonistic to 
our schools. 

Missionaries have overvalued their schools. 
There has been a strong tendency on the 
part of missionaries to take for granted that 
a school established and maintained by a 
mission is, therefore, thoroughly Christian, 
and that somehow the students will become 
faithful Christians. There has been too little 
critical study of the methods and results of 
religious instruction. Too much has been 
taken for granted. Now that open and 
active opposition is centered against the 
mission schools, missionaries and Chinese 
Christians are anxious to know whether our 
schools are getting results commensurate 
with their opportunities and whether they 
fill a vital place in the program of the 
church. It will probably be found, when 
the facts are all in and the evidence weighed, 
that mission schools have accomplished im- 
portant results for the church and for China, 
and also that in certain respects where we 
have generally assumed that they have been 
quite success r ul they have failed. 

The question of mission schools register- 
ing with the government, and thereby com- 
ing under the control of the government 
in certain respects, has been under discus- 
sion for a number of years. The Ministry 
of Education has issued regulations govern- 


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ing the registration of private schools at 
different times, but they contained provi- 
sions which made it very difficult for mis- 
sion schools to conform to them. In Nov- 
ember, 1925, a new set of regulations was 
promulgated, which are as favorable to mis- 
sion schools as one can expect. It is hoped 
that our schools will be able now to register 
with the government. This will serve to 
keep the schools up to better standards and 
perhaps remove some of the criticism against 

At the present time China is literally 
overrun with theories, philosophies, and cur- 
rents of thought. Some of these are new, 
some are old to the West, but they are 
all new to China. There is no authoritative 
clearing house from which the people in 
general and the students in particular can 
get a clue as to what to accept and what 
to reject. . Students in our schools are 
naturally affected by this condition. Dur- 
ing 1925 some of the teachers and a number 
of the high-school students in the girls' and 
boys' schools at Ping Ting Chow held secret 
meetings to study Marxism. There is no 
particular harm in studying Marxism, but 
they lacked ability properly to evaluate it. 
They were also affected some by bolshevistic 
methods of reform. In their ardent desire 
to start a reform they prepared posters of 
a very inflammatory character and placarded 
them over the city one night. The police 
tore most of them down early the next 
morning before many people saw them. 
When the affair began to leak out the head 
leader fled and the rest acknowledged their 
error. As a result our two junior high 
schools at Ping Ting were closed indefinitely. 

The strong agitation against mission 
schools has affected the attendance of our 
schools somewhat this year. The decrease 
in attendance, however, is due more to in- 
ternal troubles than to outside agitation. 
Chinese who come from different com- 
munities often have difficulty in cooperat- 
ing in a way that is necessary for the teach- 
ing staff of a school if the school is to 
succeed. In the last few years we have 
had difficulty in our schools because the 
teachers could not cooperate. This alienated 
the students from the schools and ihey did 
not get their friends to come to them. We 
hope to better this condition very much 

when we can have a larger per cent of our 
teachers come from those who have gone 
through our schools. This year we have 
felt the good effects of this in the work 
of administration, because more of the teach- 
ers are from our own schools. It will un- 
doubtedly help the attendance within the 
next few years. 

The needs of our educational work are 
many. Now that it is nearly fifteen years 
since our mission started educational work, 
a careful stud}- should be made of the 
product, to see whether the results justify 
the expenditure in money and effort. Such 
a study is now being made. The evidence 
so far at hand indicates that our students, 
with but very few r exceptions, make good 
after they leave school. The results of this 
study will be published some time later. 

In conclusion the following facts should be 
noted : 

1. Mission schools will have more difficult 
problems to face in the future than they 
have had in the past. 

2. Mission schools must be better schools 
in the future than they have been in the 

3. Religious education must receive more 
attention and be more effectively conducted. 

4. There must be efficient student account- 
ing so we shall be able to know what our 
schools are producing. 

5. Mission schools should register and 
become an integral part of the educational 
system of the country, or prepare to close, 
because the opposition against them will be 
so great in case they do not register that 
their usefulness will practically cease. 

Medical Work for 1925 

Dr. Fred J. Wampler 

WHILE the anti-Christian movement 
has been testing our schools and 
has been hindering the work of 
the evangelistic department, the medical 
work of all our stations has grown. Hardly 
once in a hundred times do those attack- 
ing mission work mention the hospitals as 
agents of foreign imperialism. Medical mis- 
sion work is so helpful and the good it does 
to people so evident that it behooves those 
attacking the Christian movement to leave 
it unmentioned. 


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During the early months of the year our 
entire field was visited by an epidemic of 
diphtheria and scarlet fever. Ping Ting 
seems to have been the hardest hit. Our 
hospitals were able to help many of those 
who came for treatment. We did some 
preventive injections of antitoxin. Toxin- 
antitoxin was administered to quite a num- 
ber of those desiring it. The. Chinese are 
learning more and more to trust scientific 
medicine when they get sick. 

This year the medical departments had 
their first experience in war work. Liao 
Chow being the location of the battles, the 
hospital there had the heaviest part. 
Wounded soldiers and civilians filled the 
hospital at Liao to five times its present 
equipment capacity. Patients were placed 
on the floors of wards not yet fitted with 
beds. In this way there were at times 
as many as one hundred and eighty in the 
hospital at once. The three doctors and 
four of the nurses from the hospital at 
Ping Ting Chow went down to help with 
the heavy work, and even with this assist- 
ance it was impossible to give the wounded 
proper care. Most of the other missionaries 
at Liao helped in one way or another with 
the patients. The last day of the year Dr. 
T'ien and a nurse from the American Board 
Mission Hospital at T'aiku arrived at Liao 
to help for a month or so. Ping Ting re- 
ceived only twenty-five of the wounded, but 
because of the large number of soldiers 
located in and about the city, the hospital 
cared for many soldiers who were seriously 
ill from various diseases. 

Near the close of the year the Show Yang 
medical department put on a campaign to 
raise funds locally for operating and dis- 
pensary rooms and equipment. This, if suc- 
cessful, will be the first case in which any 
building in our mission has been erected 
with funds contributed by the Chinese. 

Dr. Wang of the Liao Hospital and Dr. 
Hsing of Show Yang were given leaves of 
absence for study at the Peking Union 
Medical College. Dr. Hsing had to delay 
his going because of circumstances in his 
home and station, but we hope he will be 
able to go at an early date. Each had a 
six months' fellowship from the China Medi- 
cal Board. Both these men have been with 
the mission several years and have done very 
faithful work. 

In the field of preventive medicine and 
public health not as much was done as in 
some previous years. In the medical work 
with the tents, lectures and talks on the 
modes of infection and prevention of various 
diseases were given and some literature was 

All three of the stations having medical 
work are trying to get the Chinese to share 
more and more of the financial burden. 
Considerably more than half of the ex- 
penses for running the work is now raised 
locally at Ping Ting, and Show Yang is 
nearing the half mark. Liao has more diffi- 
culty along this line, but the year saw some 
big improvements, and plans have been laid 
for still greater local receipts. The medical 
departments, much like the schools, have 
charged too little generally. By making 
prices so low we have gotten the name of 
being cheap. The Chinese realize that you 
cannot get much without paying for it. 
This condition has often helped to make 
them afraid of us, since they think there 
must be a comeback somewhere. 

The medical department suffered a great 
loss in the death of Mrs. Feme Heagley 
Coffman. She had been of much service in 
the mission medical work, but it was in 
the Brethren Hospital at Ping Ting where 
she had done the greater part of her work 
and where she will be missed the most. Her 
going was preceded by that of her son 
George by two months. 

Religious work is carried on in the dif- 
ferent hospitals and dispensaries by regular 
evangelists and by members of the medical 
staff as time permits. While the patients 
have come for physical healing, some of 
them get interested in the Gospel and make 
a start on the upward road. Spiritually, the 
soldiers are the most open class. 

In these times of testing through which 
mission work is passing it is necessary for 
all of us to use the utmost care in our 
work. It is a time for self-examination. 
May all of us have the Christian courage 
necessary to make the necessary changes 
in our work to meet the new conditions. A 
large portion of the Spirit of the Christ is 
needed. Pray that all the hospital staff, 
professional and helpers, Chinese and Amer- 
ican, may have his Spirit in an ever-increas- 
ing amount. 


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Nurses' Training School 

The Nurses' Training School of the Ping 
Ting Hospital graduated the first nurses for 
the Church of the Brethren Mission in 
China m 1925. There were three boys and 
one girl in the class. They took their 
National Association examinations in De- 
cember. The returns have not been received 
yet, so their diplomas have not been given 
out, according to the rules of the associa- 
tion. One of the boys is staying in the 
hospital at Ping Ting, one has gone to 
Shou Yang, and the third is at Liao Chou 
temporarily. The girl will soon go to her 
home hospital in the northern part of the 

Five new nurses were taken in during the 
year. In all there were twenty-six. We 
have more applications than we can accept. 
We have been able to raise our standards. 
May their idea of service be elevated accord- 






Name of 















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Nurses' training schools . 

Doctors, American 

Nurses, American 

Doctors, Chinese 

Nurses, Chinese 

Nurses in training 

New cases 

Return calls 

Total calls at dispensary 

Daily average 

In-patients— men 

In-patients— women , 

Obstetrical cases 

Major operations 

Minor operations , 

Total local receipts 

Board's budget 

Net expense 

Surplus board's budget .. 
Deficit board's budget . . . 

1 1 





















$ 6,030.45 












$ 1,298.93 




$ 1,114.96 

Woman's Industrial Work — 
Ping Ting Chou 

Minnie F. Bright 

HERE comes Mrs. Bright to see the 
baby," the mother of the tiny baby 
addressed me with a weary smile. 
" Yes, he is two weeks old already, and I 
haven't seen him," I said. " How is he get- 

ting along?" "Oh, he is so poor and isn't 
growing because I have no nurse for him. 
Just look at him; isn't he nice, and our 
first boy, and I am now forty and have little 
hopes of many sons." The baby fretted and 
she put him to her flabby breast. The little 
one suckled patiently a long time and then 
cried himself to sleep, but still hungry. Her 
eyes filled with tears as she looked at her 
darling boy and said to me, " How can I 
possibly keep my boy when I have no 
milk, and he is so nice?" she repeated. I 
asked her if she would not like to have a 
wet nurse to help nourish him. She replied 
that she had enquired, but found it abso- 
lutely impossible for such as poor as they. 
You cannot possibly understand the deep 
gratitude of this good woman when we ar- 
ranged for a wet nurse to help nourish the 
baby. She is a poor mother with four chil- 
dren and an aged mother to support, which 
she manages somehow to do with her needle, 
and many friends at home have bought her 

Here comes a young wife, twenty-one 
years old, a lovely little woman, bringing 
her finshed needlework back to me. "What 
are you going to do when the baby comes? 
Are you going into the hospital?" I asked 
her. She smiles shyly and says they can- 
not afford the expense, but she has a wist- 
ful look that makes me feel she wants to. 
Then she tells me how an old grandmother 
in the home killed the baby she had had 
two years before because it was a girl. I 
said, " If you will come into the hospital 
this time you need have no fear of such 
a thing happening again, and the expense 
will be arranged for you." She was deeply 
appreciative and is now in the hospital with 
a darling baby girl of whom she is very 
fond and happy to have everyone admire. 

I cannot begin to enumerate the many 
benefits these mothers receive through the 
industrial work. The above are examples 
of what is being done constantly for them. 

Our plan for the coming year is to assume 
the entire support of all the woman's evan- 
gelistic work at Ping Ting, Liao Chou, and 
Shou Yang. The Lord has marvelously 
blessed the work and it has come to fill a 
large place in our mission program. To him 
be all the praise ! 


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The following is a brief financial statement: 

Inventory, Jan. 12, 1925 $ 7,970.71 

Inventory, Jan. 5, 1926 $10,223.00 

Net gain during the year 2,252.29 

$ 10,223.00 $ 10,223.00 

Gifts during year to mission 

work $ 2,455.40 

Net gain during the year 2,252.29 

Gross gains for the year $ 4,707.69 

Statement of Resources 

Value of articles ready 

to Post G $ 848.25 $ 1,509.88 Mex. 

Value of goods unpaid 

in U. S. A $1,910.00 3,399.80 Mex. 

Gold drafts uncashed $ 317.60 565.33 $ 5,475.01 

Value of materials on 

hand # in bulk 798.18 

Cash in bank, store, 

and safe 3,949.81 $ 4,747.99 

Total resources, Jan. 

5, 1926 $10,223.00 

Pingtingchou, Shansi, China, 

Tan. 5, 1926. 

Beginnings in Agriculture — 
Liao Chou 

R. C. Flory 

AT the beginning of 1925 we opened a 
new department in missionary en- 
deavor. We had felt for some time 
that we ought to devote more time and 
energy to training in the practical or in- 
dustrial arts. 

At the beginning of the second semester 
in our Liao Chou boys' school two classes 
were started in the study of elementary agri- 
culture. In connection with the text work 
a number of experiments were made to give 
practical proof of the ideas suggested by 
the lesson studies. As spring weather opened 
up each student was assigned a plot of 
ground, which he fertilized, prepared, 
planted and cared for till the close of 
school. An unfortunate feature was that 
most of the students' homes were at some 
distance, and therefore they could not be 
present and care for their plots during July 
and August. A man was paid to cultivate 
until their return in September, when they 
again took charge. The boys evinced con- 
siderable interest in their work and a fair- 
ly good harvest was gathered from the plots. 
Such common things as potatoes, corn, 
beans, kaoliang and pumpkins were grown. 
The boys learned some new things by per- 
sonal contact with the soil and in plant- 
ing and watching the development of the 
plants. Our ideal in this department is to 
prepare productive Christian citizens who 

will become efficient and industrious work- 
ers in their own community and able to 
support the church in a financial way in- 
stead of their depending on the church, or 
rather mission, to give them an easy job by 
which they can get a living. 

Another experiment which proved very 
interesting was a contest in corn growing 
by twenty different villages. In the spring 
a teacupful of foreign seed corn was given 
to the head man of each of the twenty 
villages, and they were asked to see who 
could grow the best corn. They entered 
into the contest with considerable interest. 
In October these same men were invited to 
our home and asked to bring their best ten 
ears. We were surprised to see some of 
the splendid ears which they exhibited. Some 
had become cross-pollinated with other 
kinds of corn which they had grown close 
by. The reason for this was explained to 
them, and we gave them a little lecture on 
how to improve their crops by the selection 
of the best seed, etc. Three prizes were 
awarded: one dollar (Mex.) for the best 
ten ears; 66 cents for the second, and 33 
cents for the third. Much interest was 
manifested and they expressed a desire to 
try out other seeds next year. We are 
planning to extend these experiments to 
a much larger territory next summer. 

About the first of November we spent 
several days out with the evangelistic tent. 
We had a special day for the farmers, 
when we gave them talks on how to im- 
prove their crops. We also asked them to 
bring in samples of several kinds of grains, 
and small prizes were given for the best. 
Considerable interest was aroused and they 
expressed a desire to try out some new 
varieties of seeds next summer. 

Only a small beginning was made this 
past year, but it was quite encouraging. 
We hope through experiment and instruc- 
tion to enable these poor people to better 
their economic conditions. At the same 
time we will give them the Gospel, which 
will raise their moral and spiritual lives to 
the Christian level. How much they really 
need a Gospel of peace and good-will one 
can only fully appreciate when he lives in 
their midst and sees the awful suffering 
due to constant wars among themselves. 

Pray that China may soon come to know 


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the Lord that brings peace and good-will 
among men. 

(Editor's Note : Bro. Flory adds the fol- 
lowing postscript to his letter) : 

P. S. : My typewriter was wounded by a 
bullet during the war. Thus some of letters 
are out of alignment. 

Student and Boys' Work, 

E. L. Ikenberry 

THE capital of Shansi Province (Tai- 
yuan) is quite an educational center, 
having over six thousand students of 
high-school and higher rank, only a small 
percentage being girls. Many students are 
far from home restraints, and the moral 
problems are many. The Y. M. C. A., co- 
operating with our church, the English Bap- 
tist mission, and the independent Chinese 
church, tries to put on a student-work pro- 
gram of Bible study, discussion groups and 
healthy entertainment, which will help to 
offset the many temptations of the city. 
The youth of China are on fire with a new 
nationalism and a new desire for freedom, 
which often leads to a narrow hatred of 
the West on the one hand, and a mistaking 
of license for freedom on the other. The 
past year has seen many strikes (a chronic 
disease at examination time all over China!), 
several big demonstrations and parades, 
much anti-Christian propaganda, and four 
cases of violence, completely destroying the 
homes (except the buildings) of four public 
men who seemingly have betrayed their 
trust. The student union is strongly anti- 
Christian, partly due to grave mistakes by 
the Western church and nations, and partly 
due to sinister propaganda. This body 
forced other schools to give special examina- 
tions to the Y students, so as to steal 
them from the school. The rougher element 
in the student groups made continual threats 
of violence against the Y students who were 
a small group, so the school has closed, 
leaving only one Christian school for boys 
as the target for future attacks. 

Under the above conditions student work 
naturally seems difficult. Yet the past year 
has proved that " it's an ill wind that blows 
nobody good," for this stormy anti-Chris- 
tian propaganda has blown most of the 

"chaff" of the Bible classes away, leaving 
only earnest seekers. It is not popular now 
to be in a Bible class, so we conclude that 
those who come don't come just for the 
English or for a foreign friend to help them 
find a job after graduation ! The Chinese 
student secretary of the Y was quite suc- 
cessful, and we had almost as many students 
in Bible classes as in past years, and a 
more earnest type of student. Discussion 
groups on " The Patriot's Problems " were 
quite successful, the aim being to get be- 
fore the students a Christian view of the 
solution of China's problems. Our mis- 
sion had a large share in furnishing lead- 
ers for these classes. Mrs. Myers had two 
classes, Miss Ullom two, Mr. Myers three, 
and Mr. Ikenberry five; in all, our workers 
were in contact with-over a hundred Chinese 
youth. Besides this, Mr. and Mrs. Ikenberry 
and Mr. Myers had classes in the Y middle 
and evening schools. When you touch the 
youth of China you touch the future of 
this nation, so we are very thankful for 
every opportunity for contact. Only a few 
enrolled as inquirers and applied for church 
membership. These visible results are very 
small, but only the future can tell the value 
of our year's work. Pray with us, that the 
seed sown may bring forth fruit in due 

Last summer our mission in Taiyuan 
started a new line of work. There are many 
boys who have nowhere to go after school 
hours except to the streets, so we opened up 
a boys' club, cooperating with the boys' work 
of the Y. M. C. A. We secured the services 
of Mr. Chang, a self-made young man and 
a member of our own church, who had just 
graduated from middle school. He has 
been able to gather a group of about thirty 
boys, many coming from the better-class 
homes. They are learning hymns and 
stories and have become the nucleus of a 
Sunday-school group. They come to the 
church premises daily and we have already 
been able to make contacts with their par- 
ents through them. We hope there may 
be many cases in which " a little child shall 
lead them " to the church and the kingdom. 
The future of the work among boys seems 
very promising and has large possibilities 
for laying the foundation of a future in- 
digenous church in this city. 


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Building and Purchasing 

J. Homer Bright 

THE main building program of the year 
was carried on at Liao Chou. Due 
to the plan for uniting the women's 
work, girls' school, primary co-ed and 
kindergarten at one compound, it was neces- 
sary to exchange the boys' and girls' school- 
buildings. The former boys' school-building 
in the city was made suitable for the above 
related lines of work ; some one-story 
" dorms " being built, and an adjacent court 
was made ready for the women's work. The 
old girls' school-building in the east suburb 
compound was remodeled and one story 
added, and a separate recitation building, 
constructed along the latest designs, was 
added, giving an excellent plant for the 
boys' school. The generous gift of Sister 
Sweitzer for the remodeling of the former 
building, her memorial gift to the work 
in China, was much appreciated by all. 

The work began late in the spring; sup- 
plies from the coast were delayed, and local 
wood and labor were scarce, hence in the 
fall temporary quarters had to be used for 
awhile. The heating plants were only par- 
tially installed when the war around Liao 
Chou stopped all work, which will be con- 
tinued when warmer spring weather comes. 
The residence for the single ladies has been 
postponed in building because all the land 
suitable for the site has not been purchased. 

At Ping Ting the Pastor Yin court under- 
went much-needed repairs. The hospital out- 
patient quarters also were repaired. The 
church grounds were improved and beauti- 

Due to war conditions freight from the 
coast has been delayed for about four 
months. Much-needed things, such as the 
Liao Chou X-ray, steam cooker, heating ap- 
paratus, the Ping Ting light plant steam 
engine, and the returned missionaries' heavy 
freight, are still lying in Tientsin, with little 
prospects of getting them for some months. 
Due to customs difficulties, tax on transit, 
and the proverbial " squeeze," we have 
changed from a Chinese to a foreign firm 
as our coast agent. The C. F. Ebel Co. 
is now our agent. The mail service con- 
tinues and we were happy to get our Christ- 
mas mail and packages on time or shortly 


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Good Samaritan Bible Class, Walnut 
Grove congregation, one-third support of 
Sister Anna Hutchison, China. 

Huntingdon congregation and college, Bro. 
J. M. Blough, India. 

Johnstown Sunday-school, Bro. Samuel 
Bowman, China. 

Lebanon Sunday-school, " Helping Hand " 
Class, Alberta C. Sollenberger (daughter 
of O. C. Sollenberger), China. 

Maple Spring (Quemahoning congrega- 
tion), Sister Esther Beahm, Africa. 

Midway congregation, Bro. J. F. Gray- 
bill, Sweden. 

New Enterprise congregation, Sister Sara 
G. Replogle, India. 

Palmyra congregation, Bro. D. L. Forney, 

Peach Blossom congregation, two-thirds 
support of Sister Anna Hutchison, China. 

Pittsburgh and Greensburg congregations, 
Bro. Leland S. Brubaker, China. 

Richland congregation, Sister B. Mary 
Royer, India. 

Salunga Sunday-school (E. Petersburg 
congregation), Bro. Baxter M. Mow, India. 

Scalp Level congregation, Dr. H. L. Burke, 
(full support), Africa. 

Seventh Circuit Sunday-schools, Marie W. 
Brubaker, China. 

Shade Creek, Rummel, Scalp Level and 
Windber congregations, Sister Anna Z. 
Blough, India. 

Southern Pennsylvania Sunday-schools, 
Bro. Adam Ebey, India. 

Spring Creek congregation, Sister Eliza 
B. Miller, India. 

Waynesboro congregation, Sister Lizzie N. 
Flory, China. 

Western Pennsylvania Sunday-schools, 
Sisters Ida Shumaker and Olive Widdow- 
son, India; Sister Grace Clapper, China and 
Bro. William H. Beahm, Africa. 

Western Pennsylvania Young People's 
Council, Marguerite S. Burke, Africa. 

White Oak congregation, Ruth B. Mallott, 
Tennessee — 

Sunday-schools of Tennessee, Sister Anna 
B. Seese, China. 

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Name of Station 



















Date of opening 

Staff, American men 

Staff, American women 

Staff, Chinese men 

Staff, Chinese women 




Foreign or semi-foreign houses 

Land, area in acres 

Land under cultivation 

Value of Land ($) Mex 

Value of equipment, buildings, etc 

Villages with Christians 

Villages to be evangelized 

Population to be evangelized 

Families in homes furnished by the mission 

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iy 3 
























6y 2 


t Incomplete. 

* Chinese building adapted to present use. 

t One house built by missionaries and the other a Chinese building. 

All financial figures are given in Mexican dollars which are worth approximately 50c in U. S. money. 


Name of Station 




















Organized churches 

1. Self supporting 

2. Semi- self supporting 

Members at beginning of year 

Number baptized 

Received by letter 

Dismissed by letter 




Elders (Chinese) 

Ministers (Chinese) 

Deacons • 

Regular business meeting 

Communion Services 

Places of regular meeting 

Members at the end of the year 


Contributions (not stated elsewhere) ($) 

















































Name of Station 
















Total Number of Sunday-schools 

Number of teachers ' 

Amount total offering ($) 

Amount contributed to missions and other worthy causes ($) 


Average attendance 

Pupils baptized during the year 

Christians in the villages 

Christians ' attending Sunday-school 

Teachers' Meetings 

Entered Sunday-school examination 

Number passed Sunday-school examination 

Received honors 

I 5 


| 133.02 


























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A. Village Schools 

Name of Station .- 












Village day schools 

Extension schools 

Village school teachers 


Average attendance 

Number of boys 

Number of girls 

Christian pupils 

Non-Christian pupils 

Passed examinations 

Local fees received ($) 

Net expenditures ($) 

Total average cost per pupil ($) 











































B. Boarding Schools 

Name of School 


Number of teachers 

Day pupils 

Boarding pupils 

Total enrollment 

Passed examinations 

Kindergarten students 

Lower primary 

Upper primary 

High school students 

Pupils baptized 

Christian pupils 

Total average cost. per pupil 

Local fees received 

Net expenditures 














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54.50|$ 59.0O|$ 

























$ 3,000.05 

C. Summary 


Total number of mission schools 

Total teaching force — men 

Total teaching force — women ... 

Grand total teaching force 

Total under instruction — males . 
Total under instruction — females 
Grand total under instruction . . 
Total local receipts for schools . 

Board's budget 

Total net expense 

Surplus board's budget 

Deficit board's budget 








$ 3,017.88 



Data incomplete. 


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Name of Station 

Groups tenting or touring 

Number of weeks tenting or touring 

Missionaries tenting or touring 

Chinese tenting or touring 

Villages visited by missionaries .... 
Villages visited by Chinese helpers . 

Bible schools — men 

Bible schools— women 

Bibles sold , 

New Testaments sold 

Gospels sold or distributed 

Tracts distributed 

Local receipts ($) 

Board's budget ($) 

Net expense ($) 

Surplus board's budget ($) 

Deficit board's budget ($) 








































































Name of Station 


















Nurse's Training Schools 

Doctors, American 

Doctors, Chinese 

Nurses, Chinese 

Nurses, American 

Nurses in training 

New cases 

Return calls 

Total calls at dispensary . 

Daily average 

In-patients, men 

In-patients, women 

Obstetrical cases 

Major operations 

Minor operations 

Total local receipts ($) ... 

Board's budget ($) 

Net expense ($) 

Surplus Board's budget .. 
Deficit board's budget 

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Number of boys | 9 

Number of girls j 7 

Total | 16 

Under school age I 17 

Children in the States are not included. 


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The Africa Mission 

Report for 1925 

William Beahm 

(Note. The evangelistic section of the 
report was prepared by Floyd Mallott and 
the medical section by Dr. H. L. Burke.) 

THE third year of problems and bless- 
ings in the Africa work is now over. 
The work is still centered at Garkida, 
which during the year has finally been 
granted by the government as a mission 
site. But there has been considerable reach- 
ing out into surrounding villages, making 
evangelistic ^ and medical tours. 

At the end of the year our first furlough 
party left for America. Couched in their 
message to the church will be a personal 
report of our work during 1925. Three years 
ago you sent them out here to represent 
the Church of the Brethren in Africa. Now 
we are sending them back to you to repre- 
sent the Africa Mission in America. We 
pray that God's blessing will be on them in 
your midst. 

Medical Work 

The medical work at Garkida, although 
not enormous, is promising. Most of the 
patients that now come for treatments do 
not come for mere curiosity but for help. 
Quite a number of successful major opera- 
tions have been performed. These people 
going back to their homes speak louder than 
anything else of the ministry of healing 
which we are trying to give. It is hard for 
the people to break away from their old 
beliefs, but when a person is afflicted with 
a disease that devil worship cannot end he 
is willing to try anything new. Many such 
have been blessed during the past few years 
at Garkida. 

Educational Work 

During the year there have been ten 
months of school. There were nine girls 
on the roll, with an average attendance of 
five. There were fifty-two boys on the 
roll. Nine of them were boarding boys. 
The other forty-three were day boys. The 
average attendance of the boarding boys 
has been four, while that of the day boys 
has been twenty-eight. 

In the first half of the year Mr. Helser 
was in charge of the work and did most 
of the teaching himself, with the aid of the 
more advanced boys. The Bible teaching 
was divided between him and Mr. Kulp. 
Mrs. Burke had the girls' work and taught 
some of the singing to all. Mrs. Heckman 
proved a valuable help in the teaching of 

The new year began in August with Mr. 
Helser in charge. He was assisted by Mrs. 
Heckman and Mr. Beahm. Mr. Kulp con- 
tinued to share the Bible teaching and the 
Mallotts were of great assistance in work- 
ing in a bunch of new boys. Mr. Helser 
and Mr. Kulp gradually worked themselves 
out of the school and left it in less ex- 
perienced hands. But one can get a lot of 
experience all in one day out here, and the 
school has not died a natural death. Dr. 
Burke has been giving two weekly lessons 
in hygiene to the entire school. Mrs. Heck- 
man has taught singing in addition to other 

So the daily program includes reading, 
writing, arithmetic, religion, singing, and 
hygiene for the entire school. The advanced 
boys also have a class in geography and his- 

The boarding boys have been furnished 
board and clothes and have been given about 
four hours' work each day to do in return. 
The substantial nucleus of the day-boy group 
has been the houseboys, who have also been 
required to pay a nominal school fee. 

School attendance could be enormously in- 
creased by the giving of doles. But a seri- 
ous attempt is being made to build up a 
school on balanced incentives. As yet the 
chief incentive for many of them is sheer 
desire for knowledge and an attempt to 
" flee the wrath to come." The commercial 
value of an education is not yet obvious 
to these people. We pray that great strides 
may be made in an educational and re- 
ligious way before the spirit of commercial- 
ism is introduced to this area. 


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Industrial Work 

The industrial work at Garkida is barely 
started. There is a good field for construc- 
tive work among the Bura people and they 
lend themselves quite well to the adapta- 
tion of the white man's ways and means of 
going at a task. One thing that is primary 
in all countries is for the native laborer 
to get an idea of the dignity of honest toil. 
We are striving for these people to know 
what is a good day's work. 

Several pounds of American cotton seed 
were planted during the year. This seed was 
distributed to some of the natives and a 
fair crop was raised on the mission com- 
pound. If a good market could be pro- 
vided and a better grade of cotton raised 
it would mean much for the advancement 
of the people in a financial way, which would 
lead to raising their standards of living. We 
hope in the next season to get more peo- 
ple interested in this grade of cotton seed 
and will use all available seed for this pur- 

To follow up the lead of the cotton, the 
mission has ordered two English looms, and 
when they arrive a class in cloth weaving 
will be started. Their narrow strips of cloth 
are very well as far as they go, but the 
labor of producing the wider strips will be 
little more than to make the narrow strips. 

For the past year one boy has acted as 
a sort of apprentice in some shop work, al- 
though no regular classes have been held. 
In 1926 more will be used in this sort of work, 
and when a building is provided classes in 
shop work will be started. 

During 1925 we made and burned brick 
enough for the chimneys of four houses. 
This is a decided step forward for these 
people. They had never seen burned brick 
before. We will burn some more this dry 
season and hope to make some roof tiling. 
Considerable time is being spent in trying 
out various building materials. As soon as 
possible we hope to construct permanent 
brick buildings. 

A start has been made in iron work. A 
forge has been purchased and a few iron- 
working tools are at hand. 

It is our aim to make the agricultural side 
of our industrial work prominent, because 
we seek to help them along the line of their 
natural resources. And the Bura people 
are farmers. 

Language Work for 1925 

This year has been one of great activity 
in this department. The results of former 
years' work are becoming apparent. On 
Jan. 2 six new workers arrived on the field 
and under the direction of the language 
committee began six months of intensive 
language study. The older members of the 
mission have been of invaluable assistance 
to the newer members in acquiring a speak- 
ing knowledge of the language. 

After July, due to the pressure of the 
work and the peculiar task of learning a 
language which is without literature, the 
new people were assigned to definite tasks. 
The study of the language has gone steadily 
on, whether by the older or newer mission- 
aries. The effective use of the Bura tongue 
is the condition of our effective work. There 
remains much yet to be learned before we 
are masters of Bura. 

Previous to 1925 a Bura Primer had been 
issued and work done in translating the 
Gospel of Mark. During the year a number 
of copies were made on the typewriter and 
used in school. By August the work of 
revision had proceeded far enough so that 
the manuscript was ordered printed. This 
printing will be done by the British and 
Foreign Bible Society, the proceeds from 
the sale of the copies going to that society. 
The translation has been made by the hard 
work of Bro. Kulp with the collaboration of 
the older members of the mission. It is a 
joy to report and it is an omen of the future 
of Buraland that there is a small group of 
Bura boys waiting to read the Gospel when 
it comes from the press. 

During the year Bro. Helser finished his 
manuscript of a Bura " Life of Christ," and 
Bro. Kulp finished the manuscript for a book 
of "Old Testament Stories." Under Bro. 
Kulp's direction a Second Reader was pre- 
pared by the mission. These three books 
were ordered printed, and as the year closes 
we await returns from the press. These 
books will be of the greatest service in the 
school work. 

Not the least work of the year has been 
the writing or translating of a number of 
Christian songs by various members of the 

Also we record what is possibly a very 
important move on the part of the Nigerian 
Government through its education depart- 


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ment. The government has brought out a 
Bura Primer, written by Mr. Palmer, the 
author of our Bura Grammar. We are glad 
for this, although the primer is in a dialect 
of Bura which varies from that of our 
region. Government recognition of Bura as 
one of Nigeria's languages worth perpetuat- 
ing is of great importance to us. If the 
government will produce school texts it will 
free us to produce religious literature ex- 

Not the least problem of mission work 
in Nigeria is the linguistic problem. Not 
only is the problem of mastery of the tongue 
a difficult one, but there are questions of 
translation, choice of a medium for educa- 
tional work and others which call for divine 

Evangelistic Report for 1925 
There is a distinct sense in which the 
evangelistic work of the mission includes 
all the work of the mission, for all is in- 
spired by the evangelistic motive. More 
directly the evangelistic report must include 
the work of every missionary, for every mem- 
ber of the Africa Mission engages in the 
direct teaching or preaching of the Word. 
Those assigned to evangelistic work are 
freed from many other duties and spend a 
larger proportion of their time in direct 

Bro. Kulp was in charge of this phase of 
the work until his departure on furlough 
Nov. 30. Since then Bro. Mallott has been 
in charge. Throughout the year a Sunday- 
school and Sunday morning church service 
have been maintained on the mission com- 
pound. Two early Sunday morning services 
have been held in the two sections of the 
village of Garkida, and each Tuesday a 
service was held in the market place. Regu- 
lar services have been maintained and per- 
sonal work done in the hospital. Every 
pupil of the school is in a Bible class. Regu- 
lar biblical instruction has been given to 
the boys in mission employ in a class out- 
side school hours. 

During the rainy season in August a new 
advance was made when a class of six local 
men was formed. The class met three times 
weekly and these men, heads of Garkida 
houses, took biblical instruction and made 
a beginning at reading. The class has con- 
tinued over to the end of the year. 

Our Easter services this year were very 
well attended. On Good Friday more than 
three hundred people crowded our school- 
house and listened to a program by the 
schoolboys and to the story of the Savior's 

In the Hawal River Valley we have steadily 
worked at village preaching. We have gone 
up and down the valley, and a total of six- 
teen villages received weekly or biweekly 
preaching at least a part of the year. The 
available force for village preaching was 
greatly augmented when, after July 1, the 
recruits were assigned to begin preaching. 

During the year prolonged tours of from 
ten days to a month were carried out from 
eight different points in Buraland. One of 
these was in Yola Province and seven in 
Bornu Province, where the greater part of 
the Bura nation is. The method of a tour 
is to select some larger village and to pitch 
a temporary shelter or take advantage of 
some existing one. In this center we preach, 
give simple medicine, and preach in the 
adjacent villages. These tours have an im- 
mense value to advertise our work, make 
friends, and sow the first seeds of the Gos- 
pel. The after-results have been, in part, 
boys who came to Garkida to school, sick 
people who came to the hospital, and visitors 
who came just to see. Through these tours 
over sixty Bura villages heard for the first 
time the good news that there is a Savior. 
The publicity for our station reached farther. 
There are yet scores of villages where not 
even one sermon has yet been preached. 

We are engaged in seed-sowing. The 
heart-soil of Buraland is receiving the seed 
of the kingdom. That is the whole story 
of the present. The future is of faith — 
and prayer to the Lord of the harvest. 

As the year closes and the first members 
of our mission go home for needed rest it 
leaves our work crippled. We are crippled, 
in that more men are needed and we are 
greatly crippled by the fact that three-fourths 
of our present mission staff has had but a 
twelve months' acquaintance with the Bura 
tongue. This is a severe handicap and one 
that only time can remove. But we pray 
that the Holy Spirit will honor our stam- 
mering efforts to preach the Word of Life, 
and that he may impress upon the people 
the urgency behind our broken words. 


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Total Patients 

,|...|107|130| 77| 48 1 32| 33| 29j 14J 39j 261 21 



Hospital Cases .. 
Dispensary Cases 
Minor Operations 
Major Operations 
Medical Cases ... 
Surgical Cases .. 


18 20 

By tribes 


Whona ... 




Marghi ... 
Kanuri . . . 


Tera ...... 

Gabin Lala 

103 1 63 1 36 



71 1 

31 2 

21 1 

2 2 

01 1 

0| 0| 



22| 9 


33 | 22| 





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H. L. Burke, M. D. 



Bv A. D. Helser 

Just off the press. The first message in book form^ telling of the Church of the 
Brethren missionaries at work in Africa. Tells how the missionaries entered the territory, 
the customs of the natives, their witchcraft, medicine men, home life, etc. — the methods of 
work and hopes of the future. There are even stories of wild game for the boys. 

Brother Helser writes in story style and has written about a part of the country 
where some of the natives never saw a white man. President Otho Winger has written 
the introduction to the book. 

Sunny Nigeria will be the Mission Study text for the coming season. 

Price $1.50 postpaid 

Elgin, 111. 


(Continued from Page 192) 
Virginia — 

Barren Ridge congregation, Sister Nora 
Flory, China. 

Bridgewater Sunday-school, Bro. Norman 
A. Seese, China. 

Cline, Willie B., of Lebanon congregation, 
Alfred E. Hollenberg (son of Fred M. Hol- 
lenberg), India. 

First and Southern Virginia Sunday- 
schools, Sister Rebecca C. Wampler, China. 

Greenmount and Elk Run congregations, 
partial support of Sister Sara Z. Myers, 

Middle River congregation, Bro. Byron M. 
Flory, China. 

Middle River Aid Society, partial sup- 
port of Wendell Flory (son of Byron M. 
Flory), China. 

Moomaw, Leland C. and Sunday-schools 
of First and Southern Virginia, Sister Elsie 
N. Shickel, India. 

Myers Brothers, Bro. Minor M. Myers, 

Northern Virginia congregations, Brother 
and Sister I. S. Hong, India. 

Northern Virginia Sunday-schools, Dr. 
Fred J. Wampler, China. 

Pleasant Valley congregation, Sister Edna 
R. Flory, China. 
Washington — 

Wenatchee Valley Missionary Society, 
Sister Ada Dunning, China. 
West Virginia — 

Eglon congregation, Sister Anna B. Mow, 

Sandy Creek congregation, Sister Mary E. 
Cline, China. 


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The Scandinavia Mission 

Report for the Year 1925 

J. F. Graybill 

AGAIN the time is here to submit our 
report of the work in Sweden. How 
rapidly the last year has passed! 

We have nothing thrilling to report. In 
the beginning of the year a two weeks' 
series of meetings was conducted by Sister 
Hanna Persson, which resulted in a few 
conversions. These, with several of the 
converts during Bro. Cassady's meetings, six 
in number, were baptized in February. Two 
were baptized and one reclaimed on last 
New Year's Day and two applicants await 
baptism on Easter Day. 

At the District Meeting of 1925 we estab- 
lished an Evangelist Fund. During the year 
over 250 kroner were contributed to this 
fund. We are trying to increase this fund 
so as to give part or entire support to an 
evangelist in the field. The goal is self- 
support and we are slowly moving toward 

We also formed a central organization 
for our young people's work. Those most 
interested in our young people's organiza- 
tions, as well as such young people as are so 
situated that they can not unite with a local 
organization, form this central organization. 
The object is to interest the young peo- 
ple in things of greater value than a world- 
ly life affords and also to interest them 
more in each other's eternal welfare, and 
form a united front against Satan and his 
destructive work. The organization is now 
completed and has a membership of some 
thirty. We are also trying to interest this 
organization in some special phase of foreign 
mission work. 

The work in general is moving along slow- 
ly. The Sunday-school work is encourag- 
ing at all the stations but one, where there 
is no Sunday-school. The junior and young 
people's societies are moving onward. We 
know there is much room for improvement 
and consequently there is much that should 
be accomplished. 

During the past year our efforts were 
somewhat divided. We have tried to give 
as much encouragement as possible to the 

work in Denmark. They need it. They 
need more assistance than the work in 
Sweden permits us to give them. All the 
time we can get away from the work in 
Sweden we endeavor to give to the work 
in Denmark. Two fires, so far separated, 
are more than one can successfully at- 
tend to. We still hope that reenforcement 
will come to our assistance before it is too 

Our District Meeting convened March 25 
at Vikhog. There was not much work on 
the docket aside from the different reports. 
The best spirit characterized the meeting. 
One step forward was the placing of an 
evangelist in the field during the winter 
months under the support of the District. 
The evangelist is available and provision for 
the funds has been made. This is moving 
in the right direction and is what we have 
been aiming at the past years. The peo- 
ple here need to carry more of the responsi- 
bility in a financial way. It is true that 
industrial and economic conditions are such 
that our members, many of them, find it 
hard to make ends meet. They are heavily 
taxed for most every ore (the Swedish unit 
of money) they earn, yet by a little sacri- 
fice they can do something for the Lord. 
One brother, who has contributed liberally 
toward the Evangelist Fund, says he is not 
giving of his surplus, but of his poverty. 
This is the right spirit and will count more 
in the sight of God than to give large sums 
of surplus. This the Master has taught us 
by the widow's mite. She had given more 
than all the rest, who had given of their 
riches. We must do our part in sowing 
and planting and pray the Lord to give the 
increase. We solicit your prayers in behalf 
of the Scandinavian work. 

Malmo, March 28, 1926. 

J. F. Graybill 

OUR work in Denmark is progressing 
about as well as one can expect under 
the present conditions. The un- 
fortunate thing about the work here is they 
have no leader on the job. 

The two congregations in Denmark are 


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separated one day's journey by train from 
each other. The Vendsyssel congregation is 
located in the most northern part of Den- 
mark and the Thy congregation is in the 
west, along the North Sea. The former 
has a membership of nineteen. These are 
mostly aged people. Here we have no house 
of worship. The house was sold a few 
years ago because it was not located where 
the membership lived. Here Elders Hansen 
and Eskildsen labored for many years. Now 
they are aged and can leave their homes 
only during the nicest summer days. Bro. 
Hansen has services in his home for the 

few members who assemble there. In this 
home the District Meeting of 1925 was held. 
At the same time we had a love feast at 
which nearly all the members were present. 
In the Vendsyssel church we find some 
of the best-rooted members in the Brother- 
hood. If Bro. Hansen lives until May he 
will have rounded out a half century in 
the Church of the Brethren. And Bro. 
Eskildsen, who is younger in years in the 
church, is Bro. Hansen's senior in age. We 
have never met any one who has greater 
love for the church than he, and know 
of no aged member who is more interested 


































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3 472 




... 36 

















$ 284.01 



$ 16.48 

' 40.66 

$ 370.84 













Total I 5| 5| 6|924|115| 87| 48| 75|1,174| 12| 8| 4| 6| 1[ 2|1521$1,281.51|$154.971$3,090.06 


Missionaries' support, 3 Kr. 6,154.47 

Native workers' support, 6 10,490.00 

Traveling expenses for District work 1,605.34 

Rents 1,333.00 

Property expense 419.07 

Publication 599.00 

Kr. 3.73 equals $1. 

Where the $ mark appears it means Kroner. 

Kr. 20,600.: 
J. F. Graybill, Treasurer. 





,| 1| 0| 4| 40 0| 35 3 1 1| 52 
I 2| Q| 0] 27| 63J 54| 4 1 0| 19 

$100.00$ 979.59 
4.00 76.00 168.47 

Total I 3| 0| 4| 67| 63 1 89 1 7\ 2J 1| 71 1$4.00|$176.00|$1, 148.06 


Traveling expenses for native worker 212.80 

Property expense 231.82 

Publication 146.68 

Kr. 591.30 
J. F. Graybill. 


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in the welfare of the church than this 
brother. He laments with tears the fact 
that the church in this part of the country- 
is slowly dying out. It is a great satis- 
faction to spend a half day with him and 
discuss the Lord's work. He is weak in 
body, but strong in faith. 

The Thy church has a splendid corps of 
young people. Here one finds families with 
from three to fifteen children. Some of these 
young people are in the church ; others are 
yet to be won for Christ and the church. 
They have a live little Sunday-school and 
it is growing. You know growth is an 
evidence of life, but life is also a result of 
growth. When growth ceases, decay and 
death set in. May we keep growing in 
order to keep alive ! 

In the Thy church there is a lack of 
workers. Here, as well as in other parts 
of Europe and the States, there is a surplus 
of shirkers. These are more of an of- 
fense than a help in the work. The young 
people's work has been lying dormant the 
past two years, but with the beginning 
of this year it has awakened and is try- 
ing to get on its feet and walk. Junior 
work was organized last year and reports 
it is moving, along nicely. The envelope 
system for weekly offering was inaugurated 
last April, and the church is favorably sur- 
prised in the amount that has come into 
the Lord's treasury. Even Bro. Eskildsen 
has adopted this system at 85 years of 
age. Last year a monthly letter was sent 
into every family. This was greatly ap- 
preciated. Even the children anxiously await 
the fifteenth, when they expect the letter. 
This has been increased to double the size 
this year in order to contain more read- 
ing material. 

Eld. M. Johansen is the only one who 
preaches here, but his time for church work 
is limited during the summer, and he also 
lives too far from the place of worship. He 
gives much of his time during the winter 
months. We held a series of meetings in 
Bedsted in November, at which time sev- 
eral confessed Christ. There is at this writ- 
ing an applicant for baptism. 

This church will entertain the District 
Meeting Whitsunday. In connection with 
the District Meeting we will celebrate the 
fiftieth anniversary of the Church of the 

Brethren in Denmark. The first member 
baptized is invited as an honorary guest of 
the occasion. 

The need of a shepherd is readily seen 
by the conditions mentioned, but to know 
the condition increases the need more than 
a hundredfold. The elder is pessimistic 
about the work, and says that if no foreign 
help will come to assist, the existence of 
the church in Denmark is only a matter of 
time. The Master's words apply well *o 
this field: "The harvest is plenteous, but 
the laborers are few." 

Sweden, March 29, 1926. 


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mal services on the 28th. But just a few days 
before the time for the meeting one of the Christians 
in the boys' school broke out with a case of scarlet 
fever, and Dr. Hsing advised against holding any 
general meetings. We have no suitable place to 
hold a love feast, except perhaps in the boys' school 
dining-room. We hope to be able to build a church 
in the not too distant future. 

The unsettled political conditions and the anti- 
Christian sentiment is aiding greatly in the develop- 
ment of more wholesome Christian character. We 
are thankful for this. The work seems to be moving 
more slowly, but the quality of the Christians has 
improved during the last year. 

Taiyuan Notes for March 

In the city of Taiyuan there is an organization 
known as the Social Guild. Its members are the 
Christian workers of the city. Its purpose is getting 
together and discussing the problems that come 
up in their work — problems that are common to all. 
This is followed by a social hour. A few days ago 
they had their first meeting since the Chinese 

New Year. 


One of the interesting departments of our work 
here at Taiyuan is our boys' work. Through it we 
are coming in contact with many homes. The 
fathers of these boys, too, are taking an interest. 
On the night of the 22nd Mr. Myers and Mr. Iken- 
berry entertained the fathers and those young men 
who are helping in this work. 

It is the custom of China that when a man leaves 
the city or is going away his friends give him a 
farewell feast. The latter part of the month Mr. 
Myers has been quite busy keeping up with these 
social engagements. 

The Tai Tai's (married ladies of the upper class) 
have been visiting Mrs. Myers and Mrs. Ikenberry. 
They have been visiting Mrs. Myers because she 
is going away and Mrs. Ikenberry because she is 
the proud mother of a fine month-old daughter. 


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On Friday, the 26th, Mrs. Scofield, wife of the 
Y. M. C. A. secretary, and Mrs. Ikenberry gave 
for Mr. and Mrs. Myers and Miss Ullom a fare- 
well tea. The foreigners of the city gathered to 
wish them godspeed and a pleasant journey to their 



Traveling with Mr. and Mrs. Myers and Miss 
Ullom will be Mr. Yao and Mrs. Chu. Mrs. Chu is 
the wife of a Chinese Y. M. C. A. secretary in 
Japan. She goes there to spend the coming year 
with her husband. Mr. Yao is the Chinese general 
secretary of the Taiyuan Y. M. C. A., and goes to 
America under the Y. M. C. A. for a year of study 
and observation. We hope that while he is in 
America he may have the opportunity of meeting 
many of the Brethren and visiting in some of our 
churches. »j 

Liao Chou Notes for March 

This month the schools at Liao Chou have opened 
again after a vacation of three months, caused by 
the war and Chinese New Year. The students are 
slow coming in, as there has been a feeling of 
uneasiness about further war. The boys' school 
has fewer than fifty pupils, or only a little more 
than half the enrollment it had the fall semester. 
The girls' school, which includes the regular girls' 
school, a coeducation school, with first and second 
grade children, and the kindergarten, has a hundred 
pupils. This is a very splendid opening for the 
girls' school. »j 

Miss Anna Hutchison has not been well for sev- 
eral weeks. She was confined to her bed for several 
days, but is now up again. She is not able to 
assume her duties in the regular way, but, unwilling 
to let her women lose much time, she has them 
come to her room where she conducts her classes. 
Sister Hutchison has not been in poor health before, 
and we hope very much that she will soon be 
restored. She went through a terrible strain during 
the war, caring for women and children refugees. 

Miss Esther Kreps has been indisposed for some 
time. She is improving and we hope will soon 
be normal again. She, also, went through a heavy 
strain during the war and has had unusually stren- 
uous work since the war, helping to care for the 

wounded soldiers. 


Little J. C. Oberholtzer seems to be improving 
some the last few days. We hope the improvement 
will be permanent and that he will gradually grow 
stronger. & 

March 13 ten men and four women were received 
into the church by baptism at Liao Chou. and on 
the same evening we had our communion service, 
which was attended by more than eighty members. 
Prior to this time four members were received out 
in the country work. 

During this month our hearts have been sad- 
dened by the deaths of two of our Christian women. 
One was the wife of one of our lay evangelists. 
She leaves a daughter of about 14 years and a baby 
of about six months. Her husband seemed much 
grieved over his loss, though according to Chinese 
custom he should seem as little grieved as possible. 

The other woman was the wife of one of our lay 
members and also the mother of several children. 
Her husband did not attend her funeral. He no 
doubt feels her loss very keenly, but he could not 
stand to have his non-Christian Chinese friends 
poke fun at him for attending his wife's funeral. 
It seems hard that not all of our Christians are 
able to stand against these unchristian customs, 
yet there are many members in the church in 
America who will greatly reduce their giving to 
the church in order to buy a new car, for no other 
reason than to be up-to-date and thus avoid any 
slighting remarks of their friends. Pray for such 
members wherever they are, that they may be able 
to put first things first. 

The work at the hospital is gradually getting back 
to normalcy, as the wounded soldiers are gradually 
leaving. Many of them want to stay in the hos- 
pital just as long as the doctor will allow them to 
remain. They like it better in the hospital than 
in the barracks, on the drill ground, or in the 
trenches. When these poor soldiers were back in 
their homes they were quite docile, but after they 
have been under the tutelage of the " war brute " 
for some time the people all fear them and they 
are a menace to the country. 


Kathryn B. Garnet 

Our evangelistic work in the district closed Feb. 
15. We have camped at eight different places. 
We did not have a tent, but at all except two 
villages there were government rest bungalows, in 
which we lived. At the other two places we made 
our abode in huts, built of bamboo poles with grass 
or leaves for a roof and bamboo mats for walls. 
We were well received at every place. Several 
villages had never been visited by a missionary. 
The patel of one village considered it such an honor 
to have us come to his town that he presented us 
with a goat and about a peck of rice. 

Following our return to the station a special 
evangelistic effort was put forth. On account of 
sickness it was not carried out as was desired, but 
we hope some good impressions may have been 
made. All schools were closed and the masters, 
with some of the older boarding-school boys and a 
few other workers, were formed into groups and 
went out in various directions, visiting from vil- 
lage to village, giving the gospel message in story 
and song. One group returned after two days 
because of the leader becoming ill. He was taken 
with flu. Some did not go at all, on account of 
sickness. There has been quite a bit of flu among 
our people. Several cases developed into pneu- 
monia and one proved fatal. It was the wife of 
one of our village masters who died. She was one 
of our best women workers and her loss is keenly 
felt. Our women capable of real service are sc 
few that it is hard for us to understand why such 
should be taken, but God's ways are not our ways 
and we know his way is best. 

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of the General Mission Board of the Church of the Brethren 

For the Year Ended Feb. 27, 1926 

Mission Income and Expense 

Income — 

World Wide- 
Contributions reported in Visitor $104,664.52 

Conference Budget— 1925 (Schedule 11) 19,527.84 

Net from investments (Schedule 16) 51,692.82 $175,885.18 

India Mission (Schedule 1) 71,709.54 

China Mission (Schedule 2) 40,428.81 

Sweden Mission (Schedule 3) 1,138.34 

Denmark Mission (Schedule 4) 2,946.94 

Africa Mission (Schedule 5) 17,492.04 

Home Missions (Schedule 6) 8,621.17 

Memo — 

From living donors 250,920.68 

From other sources 67,301.34 

Total Mission Income $318,222.02 

Deficit, February 27, 1926— 

World-Wide Missions 49,921.87 

Less balances — ■ 

India funds (Schedule 1) 32,067.53 

China funds (Schedule 2) 2,945.70 

Africa funds (Schedule 5) 3,363.33 

Denmark funds (Schedule 4) 1,429.13 39,805.69 10,116.18 


Deficit, March 1, 1925— 

World-Wide Missions $ 45,248.19 

Less balances — 

India funds (Schedule 1) $19,628.10 

China funds (Schedule 2) 1,891.98 

Denmark funds (Schedule 4) 1,339.03 22,859.11 $22,389.08 

Expense — 

Administration (Schedule 7) 9,809.29 

Missionary Education (Schedule 8) 14,944.04 

India Mission (Schedule 1) 149,011.93 

China Mission (Schedule 2) 79,934.66 

Sweden Mission (Schedule 3) 6,439.60 

Denmark Mission (Schedule 4) 383.60 

So. China Mission 80.20 

Africa Mission (Schedule 5) 14,619.36 

Home Missions (Schedule 6) 30,726.44 

Total Mission Expense 305,949.12 


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Balance Sheet as at February 27, 1926 

Cash — 

Cash in office $ 300.00 

Cash in bank 14,230.16 $ 14,530.16 

Commercial Notes— short term 50,000.00 

Total current resources 64,530.16 

Accounts Receivable — 

Missionary Supports deficit (Schedule 17) 8,991.68 

Foreign bills paid and advances 4,746.88 

Income Special 5,736.85 

Gish Testament Fund deficit (Schedule 11) 748.69 20,224.10 

Advances to Field Treasurers (Schedule 18) 56,243.11 

General Securities — 

Church Extension Bills Receivable (Schedule 13) 14,893.11 

Contingent Investments Receivable 74,193.44 89,086.55 

Investments for Endowments and Annuities — 

Real Estate Mortgages 1,440,311.28 

Public Utility Bonds 82,112.50 

Railroad Bonds 14,950.00 

Brethren Publishing House 50,000.00 1,587,373.78 

Mission Deficit — 

Over-expended mission funds 10,116.18 



Notes Payable (Schedule 20) $ 7,633.90 

Transmission Certificates (Schedule 19) 1,726.63 $ 9,360.53 

Specific Funds — unexpended balances — 

Ministerial and Missionary Relief (Schedule 10) 22,395.26 

Miscellaneous Funds (Schedule 11) 11,689.03 34,084.29 

Total current liabilities 43,444.82 

Reserve Funds — 

Mission Building and Contingent Fund (Schedule 

15) : 60,866.84 

Reserve for Mission Advances 61,472.08 122,338.92 

Special Funds — 

Church Extension Fund (Schedule 12) 28,398.18 

Contingent Agreements (Schedule 14) • 74,193.44 102,591.62 

Endowment and Annuity Funds (Schedule 9) 

Mission endowment balances 516,473.84 

Other endowment balances 109,986.57 

Annuity bonds outstanding 932,738.11 1,559,198.52 



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1. India Mission Fund 
Balances, March 1, 1925— 

Rhodes Memorial 

Fund $ 5,000.00 

Quinter Memorial 

Hospital 6,571.91 

India School Dormi- 
tory 2,375.00 

India Village Church 

Fund , 950.00 

Anklesvar Church 

Fund 3,231.19 

Ross Auto Fund ... 1,500.00 $ 19,628.10 

Receipts — 

Contributions reported 
in " Visitor " — 
Student F. F— 1924 $ 
Foreign Missions 
(}/ 3 ) 












India general dona- 

India Native Work- 

India Boarding 

India Share Plan . 

Quinter Memorial 

India Widows' 

India Hospitals . . 

Dahanu Hospital 


Anklesvar Church- 
house Fund 

Missionary Supports 
(Schedule 17) .... 

Endowment income 
(Schedule 16) .... 
India general en- 

Rohrer Memorial 
Rhodes Memorial 




Bequests (Schedule 

Total receipts 

From World Wide 
Fund to balance .. 



Expenditures — 

American Mission- 

aries — 


$ 36,984.11 

Medical expenses .. 

Furlough rents 


Sending to Field . . 


Doctor's literature 


National Christian 

Council of India .. 


To Annual Confer- 



Income taxes 


Publications to field 


Unclassified expense 


Total expense di- 

rected from home 


$ 40,573.96 

Annual Budget Expens- 
es (Field operating) 

Ahwa — 

Boys' Board. School $ 1,222.82 

Evangelistic 3,452.65 

Girls' Board. School 792.06 

Industrial School ... 71.80 

Medical 250.00 

Property Expense .. 465.00 

Women's work ... 147.42 

Anklesvar — 

Evangelistic 3,347.28 

Girls' Board. School 5,001.07 

Industrial .58 

Property expense .. 599.90 

Training School 65.44 

Vocational Training 

School 2,486.55 

Women's work 627.38 

Less farm income .. 45.65 12,082.55 

Bulsar — 

Boys' Board. School 7,451.89 

Evangelistic 2,214.91 

Industrial School ... 731.53 

Medical 2,432.78 

Property expense .. 483.37 

Women's work 51.65 

Dahanu — 

Evangelistic 1,670.64 

Girls' Board. School 1,580.12 

Medical 697.97 

Property expense . . . 347.96 

Women's work 10.00 

Jalalpor — 

Evangelistic 3,808.44 

Girls' Board. School 1,992.93 

Property expense .. 168.23 

Women's work 600.00 


Boys' Board. School 2,999.37 

Evangelistic 955.93 

Industrial School ... 122.29 

Property expense ... 128.15 

Women's work 11.85 

Umalla — 

Boys' Board. School 3,320.67 

Evangelistic 2,431.98 

Industrial School .. 52.64 

Medical 58.24 

Property expense . . 448.21 

Women's work 261.30 


Boys' Board. School 760.13 

Evangelistic 1,968.63 

Girls' Board. School 1,151.35 

Property expense ... 210.00 

Women's work 259.31 

Vyara — 

Boys' Board. School 4,451.58 

Evangelistic 3,768.89 

Girls' Board. School 3,319.64 

Industrial School ... 494.64 

Property expense . . 732.31 

Women's work 558.82 









General — 

Administrative offices 495.13 

Baby Home 1,115.53 

Furlough 3,485.91 

India Child. Mission- 

er 99.91 

Landour Property ex- 
pense 164.94 

Language school ... 1,000.96 

Medical 300.00 

Miss'y children, rent 

and travel 649.91 

Publishing fund .... 887.48 

Social Welfare 331.88 

Training School .... 76.34 

Vacations 1,832.79 

Widows' Home .... 385.77 10,826.55 

Total Annual Budget 


New Property (new 
land, buildings and 
Anklesvar — 
Land and grading ..$ 3,000.00 
Vocational train, sch. 2,000.00 $ 5,000.00 



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Bulsar — 

Medical equipment . 



Bungalow No. 2 .... 
Vyara — 

Workers' quarters 

Total New Property- 
projects completed 

Cost of partly com- 
pleted projects (to 
be itemized when 








Less the same last yr. 


Actual New Property 


Loss in exchange — 

On Supports 

On Annual Budget 


$ 5,300.00 






$ 15,609.50 

On New Property 


Total expenditures ... 
Balances, February 
27, 1926— 

Rhodes Mem. Fund 
Quinter Memo rial 

Hospital Fund 

India School Dorm. 


India Village Church 

Anklesvar Church 

Ross Auto Fund ... 

Dahanu Hosp. Bldg. 


$ 32,067.53 


2. China Mission Fund — - 

Balances, March 1, 1925— 

Liao Chou Girls' 

School Building .. $ 813.00 

Liao Chou X-Ray 

Fund 678.98 

Ping Ting Girls' 

Dormitory 400.00 $ 1,891.98 

Receipts — 

Contributions reported 
in " Visitor " — 
Student F. F.— 1922 $ 74.50 
Student F. F.— 1925- 

26 OA) .... 128.16- 

Foreign Missions 

(%) 1,609.18 

China general do- 
nations 5,805.18 

China Native 

Worker 630.01 

China Boys' School 102.15 
China G i r 1 s' 

School 302.52 

China Share Plan 3,267.12 
China Hospitals .. 179.48 

Liao Chou Hospital 707.84 
Liao Chou X-Ray 1,053.72 13,859.86 

Missionary Supports 

(Schedule 17) 26,227.95 

Endowment income 

(Schedule 16) 141.00 

Bequests (Schedule 

21) 200.00 

Total receipts 40,428.81 

From World Wide 
Fund to balance . 40,559.57 

$ 82,880.36 


Supports $31,452.34 

Medical expenses 35.00 
Special training . . 50.00 
Furlough rents .. 796.25 
Sending to Field . 3,086.83 
Doctors' literature 90.00 
Chili-Shansi Educa- 
tion Association 55.80 
National Christian 

Council 258.22 

Children's tuition 155.40 
To Annual Confer- 
ence 84.28 

Publicati o n s to 

field 121.26 

Unclassified e x - 

pense 348.54 $36,533.92 

Annual Budget Ex- 
penses (Field oper- 

Liao — 

Rent $ 67.74 

Repairs 454.18 

Boys' School .... 2.409.95 

Girls' School 1,139.84 

Men's Evangelistic 1,321.94 

Women's Evan. .. 700.00 

Medical 1,500.00 

Language Teacher 105.00 
Chinese Business 

Man 48.00 

Miscellaneous 84.87 $ 7,831.52 

Ping Ting- 
Rent 18.02 

Repairs 493.84 

Bovs' School 1,883.93 

Girls' School 1,265.57 

Men's Evangelistic 1,570.66 

Women's Evan. .. 519.99 

Medical 2,500.00 

Language Teacher . 101.50 

Miscellaneous 151.46 8,504.97 

Shou Yang- 
Rent 39.40 

Repairs 198.79 

Boys' School 1,739.49 

Girls' School 496.62 

Men's Evangelistic 997.12 

Women's Evan. .. 116.63 

Medical 594.89 

Language Teacher 150.00 

Chinese Business 

Man 70.87 

Miscellaneous .... 115.37 4,519.18 


Rent 700.00 

Repairs 119.93 

Men's Evangelistic 748.04 

Women's Evan. .. 262.86 

Language Teacher 100.25 

Miscellaneous .... 16.49 1,947.57 

General — 

Agency Hire $ 298.25 

Inter-furlough 925.00 

Language School . . 358.67 

Miscellaneous 299.96 

Furloughs 2,366.66 

Bldg. Dept. Exp. Fd. 182.83 

Scholarships 15.00 4,446.37 

Total Annual Budget 


New Property (new 

land, buildings and 

equipment) — 
-Liao — 

Church Building ...$ 6,000.00 

Church Compound . 311.64 

$ 27,249.61 


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Hospital Water Sys- 
tem 2,750.00 

Leveling and wall .. 250.00 

Boys' School Heat- 
ing Plant 2,000.00 

I. E. O. Res. Heat- 
ing Plant 150.00 

Middle School Prop- 
erty 111.64 

Additional Property 

Women's Work ... 25.68 


Ping Ting- 

Compound and wall 


Hospital equipment 


Hospital Heat. Pl't. 


Primary School 




Shou Yang — 

Medical Bldg. land 

& wall 


General — 



Balance of $6,000 

pledge on No. China 

Language School 



Total New Property 

$ 20,670.07 

Cost of partly com- 

pleted projects (to 

be itemized when 



$ 28,070.52 
Less the same last yr. 14,303.16 
Less Hos. Equipm't 
prev. reported spent 1,621.27 15,924.43 

Actual New Property 


Loss in exchange — 

On supports 

On Annual Budget 


On New Property 

Gross expenditures .. 
Less — 
Receipts Liao Chou 

Women's Industrial 
Profit Tientsin joint 

mission property 
Dr. F. J. Wampler's 

services sold 

Adjustment cash 

balance on field . . 

Total net expenditures 
Balances, Feb. 27, 1926 
Liao Chou Girls' 

School Building .. 
Liao Chou X-Ray 


Ping Ting Girls' 




$ 813.00 






$ 82, 


3. Sweden Mission Fund 
Receipts — 

Contributions report- 
ed in " Visitor " . $ 38.34 

Missionary Supports 
(Schedule 17) .... 1,100.00 

Total receipts 

From World Wide 
Fund to balance . 

Expenditures — 
American Mission- 

$ 1,138.34 

$ 6,439.60 




15.73 $ 






Publications to field 

Annual Budget Ex- 
penses (Field Oper- 

Malmo — 

Publication $ 

Traveling expenses 

Native Worker 

Native Worker train- 


Simrishamn — 
Hall rent 


Traveling expense . . 

Olserod — 

Native Worker 

Property expense .. 
Traveling expense . 


Native Worker .... 
Property expense . . 
Traveling expense . 




Tingsryd — 

Native Worker 

House and hall rent 
Traveling expense . 


Kjavlinge — 
Native Worker 


Traveling expense . 

Total Annual Budget 


Loss in Exchange — 

On supports 

On Annual Budget 



Interest as part cost 
Malmo church 




4. Denmark Mission Fund 
Balance, March 1, 1925— 

Denmark C h u r c fa- 
house fund $ 1,339.03 

Receipts — 

Contributions report- 
ed in "Visitor" . $ 23.34 

Balance Sale Sindal 
House 90.10 

Sale of Hordum and 
Bedsted properties 2,833.50 

$ 79,934.66 Total receipts 

aries — 


Expenditures — 

Native Worker sup- 

Traveling expense . 

Bedsted church re- 
pairs, taxes, etc. 

Graybill monthly let- 

Publications to work- 

Advance on 1926 
Budget (to be 
itemized next an- 
nual report) 

Total expenditures . . 
Balance to World Wide 


Balance, February 27, 

Denmark Church- 
house fund 


$ 4,285.97 








$ 1,650.00 


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$ 4,285.97 

5. Africa Mission Fund 

Receipts — 

Contributions report- 
ed in " Visitor "— 

Africa general dona- 

Africa Share Plan . 

Foreign Missions 

A. S. F. M. F. .. 

Missionary Supports 
(Schedule 17) .... 

Total receipts 

From World Wide 
Fund to balance . 



$ 10,802.04 


$ 17,492.04 



Expenditures — 
American Missionaries — 

$ 5,552.33 



Doctor's literature . 
Medical expenses .. 
Publications to field 
Transportation — 

Sending to field . . 

Goods interior ... 

Return on furlough 

Unclassified e x- 

Total expense di- 
rected from home 






$ 12,201.60 

Annual Budget Ex- 
penses (Field Oper- 


Shop work 

Total Annual Budget 






New Property (new 
land, buildings and 
Medical equipment 
Residence equipment 
Birdsell wagon .... 

Total New Property 


of partly com- 
pleted projects (to 
be itemized when 

Less the same last 


Actual New Property 


16 88.98 



Total gross expendi- 

Less Exchange gain 
on — 

Annual Budget Ex- 
penses $ 39 

New Property Ex- 

Less Dr. Burke's 
services sold .... 


Total net expendi- 


Balance, February 27, 

Ruth Royer Kulp 

Memorial Hospital 

Fund 3,363.33 

S 17,982.69 

Memo: See page 220 of June, 1925 " Visitor " under 
Africa Mission Fund the item of $1,295.36 for 
" Hospital Building " under New Property is in- 
correct and should instead have appeared as 

Residence $ 479.21 

Shop and garage 196.32 

Hospital 422.97 

Repairs to houses 196.86 

Total $ 1,295.36 

6. Home Missions Fund 
Receipts — 

Contributions report- 
ed in " Visitor " — 

Student F. F. 1925-26 

V/ 2 ) $ 128.16 

A. S. H. M. F 5,985.70 

Home general dona- 
tions 940.39 

Greene Co., Va., 

Mission donations 866.92 $ 7,921.17 

Bequests (Sched- 
ule 2) 700.00 

Total receipts $ 8,621.17 

Balance from World 
Wide Fund to bal- 
ance 22,105.27 

Expenditures — 
Aid to Districts — 

Southern Iowa 

No. 111. & Wis 

S. E. Kansas 

Fla. & Ga 

Okla.. P. T. & N. M. 
Middle Missouri .... 

E. Colorado 

Texas & Louisiana . 

So. Virginia 

Idaho & W. Mont. . 


First Virginia 

No. California 

So. California 

S, W. Mo. & N. W. 

Summer Pastorates — 
Clear Fork, Mid. 


Chanute, S. E. Kans. 
George's Creek, W. 


Broadwater, 1st Ark. 

& S. E. Mo 

Cherry Grove, W. 


Cassel Run, So. Ohio 
Bethany, 2nd W. Va. 
No. St. Joseph, No. 


Poages Mill, 1st Va. 
Antioch, So. Va. . . . 
St. Paul and Shel- 

ton, So. Va 

Regular Pastorates — 

Piney Flats. Tenn. . 
Fort Worth, Texas 

Fruitdale, Ala 

Broadwater, Mo. . . . 
Red Cloud, Nebr. .. 

Rose Pine, La 

Chanute, Kans 

No. St. Joseph, Mo. 

$ 30,726.44 










3 O.00 



J B,49S.C0 














278.64 4.877.22 


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Traveling Evangelists — 

Fruitdale, Ala.; Ro- 
anoke, La.; Cha- 
nute, Kans.; Broad- 
water, Mo.; points 

in Oklahoma 

Miscellaneous — 

Cont. to Home Mis- 
sion Council 


Greene Co., Va., Mis- 
sion—School opera- 
tion — 
Workers' wages ... 2,792.33 

Commissary 1,230.81 

Light plant 99.55 

Heating plant 326.18 

Telephone dues .... 14. .0 

School Equipment- 
Dormitory 295.58 

Office supplies 45.53 

Apartment improve- 
ments 25.25 

Light plant batter- 
ies 150.00 

Attic floor 50.00 

Cement walks 59.20 

Tile drain 24.77 

Farm Operating — 

Manager, wages . . . 600.00 

Labor 1,064.44 

Gas and oil 290.68 

Tires and repairs .. 198.32 

Auto licenses 15.00 

Grass seed 33.38 

Cowpeas 62.50 

Cottonseed and meal 13.83 

Lime and fertilizer 207.04 

Miscellaneous 135.87 

Farm Equipment — 

Fencing 117.14 

Horse shed 12.50 

Spray material .... 130.00 

Binder 208.50 

Manure spreader . . . 175.00 

Corn planter 59.00 

Small tools 5.00 

General — 

Pastor support ..... 877.16 
Interest on farm 

purchase money . . 484.00 

Fire insurance 1,212.96 

Traveling 112.80 

Costs of partly com- 
pleted projects (to 
be ' itemized when 

Gross expenditures .. 

Less income from — 
Board, room and tui- 
tion 616.79 

Farm ■ 318.58 

Clothing Bureau .. 222.53 

Net expenditu res, 

Greene Co., Va., 


Home Secretary Ad- 
ministration — 

General Literature . 

Information service 

Advisory Council . . 

Office rent 

Office equipment ... 

Office stat'y & sup- 

Postage and mailing 

Salaries & Office 

Telephone & tele- 



















graph 25.39 

Traveling expense . 785.31 

Miscellaneous 6.70 3,834.62 

$ 30,726.44 

7. Administration Expense 
General S ecretary' s 
Department — 

Board meetings $ 612.16 

Information service £5.31 

Med. examinations . 34.98 
Contribution to Com- 
mittee of Ref. & 

Counsel 600.00 

Miscellaneous 68.35 

Office rent 228.00 

Office stat'y & sup- 
plies 60.41 

Postage 67.43 

Salaries & office help 3,458.01 
Student Vol. work . 70.21 
Telephone and tele- 
graph 22.91 

Traveling expense . 345.75 $ 5,623.52 

Treasurer's Depart- 
ment — 

Auditing (part) 250.39 

Fidelity bonds 30.00 

Interest on borrowed 

money 492.56 

Miscellaneous 9.15 

Office rent 216.00 

Office equipment ... 210.25 
Office stat'y & sup- 
plies 119.68 

Postage and mailing 252.14 
Salaries & office help 2,541.21 
Telephone & tele- 
graph 24.62 

Traveling expense . 39.77 4,185.77 

Total Administration 
Expense $ 9,809.29 

8. Missionary Education 
Missionary Visitor — 

Illustrating $ 282.91 

Binding files 58.42 

Printing & mailing 

(average circulation 

15,003) 7,651.42 $ 7,992.75 

Less paid subscrip- 
tions 359.07 

Net cost of "Visitor" 
General — 

Deputation work . . 245.92 

Exhibits 447.27 

Mimeo supplies 62.73 

Miscellaneous 31.55 

Mission Study — 

Outside purchases 348.53 

Our publications . 160.95 

Office rent 324.00 

Office stat'y & sup- 
plies 199.44 

Traveling expense . 152.86 
Pamphlets, leaflets, 

etc 1,549.06 

Postage & mailing . 957.75 
Salaries & office help 3,563.30 
Stereopticons & slides 98.76 
Telephone & tele- 
graph 13.96 

Less sales of — 

Outside purchases 226.24 

Our publications . 565.98 

Slide rentals 53.50 

Net gen. expenses . 

Total Missionary Edu- 
cation Expense 

$ 7,633.68 




$ 14,944.04 


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9. Endowment and Annuity Funds 
Mission Endowment 
World Wide- 
Balance, March 1, '25 $519,970.52 
Receipts numbered — 
83316 ....$1,000.00 

87989 200.00 $ 1,200.00 

Transfer from endow- 
m e n t annuities 
(death lapses) .... 13,050.00 

Total receipts 


Less transfers — 
To Book & Tract 

Endowment 28,055.68 

To Contingent 

Agreements 500.00 


Balance, Feb. 27, 1926 
India — 

Balance, March 1, 

Transfer from endow- 
m e n t annuities 
(death lapses) 

Balance, Feb. 27, "26 
China — 

Balance, March 1, '25 
No receipts or trans- 

Balance, Feb. 27, '26 
H. H. Rohrer Memorial — 

Balance, March 1, '25 
No receipts or trans- 

Balance, Feb. 27, 1926 
Recapitulation of Bal- 
ances — 

World Wide Endow- 

India Endowment . . 

China Endowment . . 

K.. H. Rohrer Mem- 
orial endowment . 


$ 6,559.00 

$ 7,459.00 
$ 2,350.00 

$ 2,350.00 
$ 1,000.00 

$ 1,000.00 


1,000.00 $516,473.84 

Miscellaneous Endowment 

Ministerial & Mission- 
ary Relief- 
Balance, March 1. '25 
No receipts or trans- 

$ 10.00 

Balance, Feb. 27, '26 
Gospel Messenger — 
Balance, March 1. '25 
No receipts or trans- 

$ 10.00 
$ 16,506.56 

Balance, Feb. 27, '26 
Gish Estate- 
Balance, March 1, '25 
No receipts or trans- 

$ 16,506.56 
$ 56,667.08 

Balance, Feb. 27, '26 
D. C. Moomaw Mem- 
Balance, March 1, '25 

$ 56,667.08 

$ 3.292.00 

5 380 25 

Balance, Feb. 27, "26 
Book and Tract— 

By transfer from 
World Wide endow- 
ment $ 28,055.68 

Receipts numbered — 

83000 $ 20.00 

86877 20.00 

$ 8,672.25 

87084 10.00 

88010 25.00 

Balance, Feb. 27, '26 

Recapitulation of Bal- 
ances — 

Ministerial & Mis- 
sionary Relief en- 

Gospel Messenger en- 

Gish Estate endow- 

D. C. Moomaw Mem- 
orial fund 

Book & Tract endow- 

Annuity Bonds 


75.00 $ 28,130.68 



80974 . 

81255 . 

81418 . 

81877 . 

81412 . 

82519 . 

83958 . 

84039 . 

S4156 . 

84177 . 

84248 . 

34282 . 

84568 . 

85079 . 

86876 . 

86873 . 

86945 . 

87145 . 

87193 . 

87731 . 

87766 . 

87821 , 

8S219 . 

t Annuity- 
March 1. '25 
numbered — 

..$ l.ono.oo 


.. 1,000.00 


. . 1,250.00 

. . 2,000.00 

.. 1,000.00 

.. 1,000.00 


. . 1,000.00 

. . 5,000.00 






. . 2,500.00 



. . 1,000.00 

. . 2.960.00 


. . 2.000.00 



Total receipts 

Transfers to World 
Wide endowment 
(death lapses) .... 

Balance, Feb. 27, '26 

Mission Annuity — 

Balance, March 1, '25 

Receipts numbered — 

81417 ...$ 3,000.00 

81649 . . 


81878 .. 

. 1,000.00 

82345 .. 


82610 . . 

. 1.000.00 

84192 . . 

. 1,500.00 

84257 . . 

84478 . . 


84553 . . 


84705 . . 

. 1,000.00 

84839 . . 


85005 . . 

. 1,000.00 

85763 .. 


86880 .. 


87165 . 


88825 . . 


Total receipts 

$ 28,130.68 

$ 10.00 










Transfers to Be- 
quests and Lapsed 
Annuities — Sc h e d- 
ule 21 (death 
lapses) 42,400.00 

Acc'ts Receivable — 



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(for Italian work) 300.00 42,700.00 

Balance, Feb. 27, '26 
Recapitulation of Bal- 
ances — 

Endowment annuity 

Mission a n n u i ty 


281,563.50 $932,738.11 

Total Endowment & 
Annuity Funds .. $1,559,198.52 

10. Ministerial and Missionary Relief 
General Fund — 
Balance, March 1, '25 $ 12,608.08 

Receipts — 

Breth. Pub. House 

(Schedule 22) ....$ 8,000.00 
Conference Budget 

(Schedule 11) .. 11,729.75 
Gish Estate endow- 
ment (Schedule 

16) 680.00 

General endowment 

(Schedule 16) ... .60 

Supports (Schedule 

17) 480.00 

Total receipts 


Expenditures — 
In assistance to min- 
isters or their wid- 
ows 13,703.77 

Balance, Feb. 27, '26 
Denmark Poor Fund — 

Balance, March 1, '25 $ 2,829.38 

No receipts 

Expenditures — 
In assistance to 

Danish brethren 228.78 

Balance, Feb. 27, '26 

Total Ministerial & 
Missionary Relief bal- 

11. Miscellaneous Funds 
Sweden Relief- 
Donations reported 

in "Visitor" $ 73.00 

Sent to Sweden Mis- 
sion 73.00 

General Relief and Re- 
construction — 

Balance, March 1, '25 $ 124.76 

Donations reported 
in " Visitor " — 

Near East $ 4,378.04 

Armenian 152.79 

Russian 23.50 

General 40.00 

Mid-west tornado 226.46 4,820.79 

$ 4,945.55 
Expenditures — 
Amer. Red Cross, 

St. Louis 226.46 

Clothing to Germany 24.75 

Near East Relief .. 4,530.83 

Amer. Friends 23.50 4,805.54 

Balance, Feb. 27, '26 
India Leper — 
Donations reported 

in "Visitor" $ 1.75 

Sent to India Mis- 
sion 1.75 

Sundry Balances — 

(no changes from 
March 1, 1925 

$ 19,794.66 


$ 22,395.26 


Japan Mission 98.80 

Philippine Mission . 81.40 

Porto Rico Mission 234.42 

Arab Mission 50.00 

So. Amer. Mission . 152.34 

New Eng. Mission 202.50 

Southern Native 
White Mission .. 197.23 

Cuba Mission 331.27 

Australia Mission . 16.00 

Jerusalem Mission . 200.66 

Colored Mission 156.10 

Colored Mission In- 
dustrial 397.75 

Italian Mission — 
Donations reported 

in "Visitor" ....$ 43.50 
Sent for Brooklyn 
Mission 43.50 

Mexican Industrial 
School — 

Donations reported 

in "Visitor" .....$ 22.35 
Sent to Falfurrias, 

Texas 22.35 

Student Loan Fund — 

Balance, March 1, '25 $ 3,241.74 

Receipts — 
Contribution report- 
ed in " Visitor "$ 3.32 
Conference Budget 

(Schedule 11) ... 2,342.63 
Loans paid back . 200.00 
Interest thereon .. 57.00 

Total receipts 2,602.95 

$ 5,844.69 
Expenditures — 
Loans to students 600.00 

Balance, Feb. 27, '26 5,244.69 

Stover Lecture Founda- 
tion — 

Balance, March 1, 1925 $ 157.47 

Receipts — int. from 
investment 60.00 

Balance, Feb. 27, '26 217.47 

Gish Pub. Fund—* 

Balance, March 1, '25 $ 2,658.09 

Receipts — 
By sales of books$ 1,296.12 
Gish Estate endow- 
ment (Schedule 16) 2,720.02 

Total receipts 4,016.14 

$ 6,674.23 
Expenditures — 
To purchase of 

books 3,288.46 

Postage & packing 

on same 498.48 

Catalogs printed . 22.79 

Total expenditures . 3,809.73 

Balance, Feb. 27, '26 2,864.50 

* See statistical table in this " Visitor." 
Conference Budget — 

Balance, March 1, '25 $ 711.01 

Receipts — 
Contributions re- 
ported in "Visitor" — 
Conference Budget$ 60,929.37 
Conf. Budget des- 
ignated 344.77 

Total receipts 61,274.14 



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Expenditures — 

General Expense — 
Literature and gen- 
eral printing 232.66 

Miscellaneous 1.70 

Stationery and sup- 
plies 156.51 

Postage 235.00 

Office rent 120.00 

Salaries & office help 2,731.00 

Traveling expense . 167.35 3,644.22 . 

Balance available for 

distribution 58,340.93 

Distribution — 

To Gen. Mission Bd. — 

For World Wide 
Missions 19,527.84 

Church Extension 
(Schedule 12) 7,817.84 

Ministerial & Mis- 
sionary Relief 
(Schedule 10) .... 11,729.75 

Student Loan Fund 

(Schedule 11) ... 2,342.63 

To Gen. S. S. Board 7,912.79 

Gen. Educational Bd. 3,812.31 

Gen. Ministerial Bd. 3,103.38 

Welfare Board .... 333.34 

American Bible Soc. 634.30 

Music Committee .. 390.99 

Tract Examin. Com. 390.99 

Designated funds paid 

over 344.77 

Total distribution ... 58,340.93 

Book and Tract Work- 
Receipts — 

Endowm't note int.$ 105.03 

End owm't income 

(Schedule 16) .... 1,683.34 

Sales of tracts 178.06 

Total receipts $ 1,966.43 

Expenditures — 

Administration 3.97 

Missionary Gospel 
Messengers 204.50 

Rebates on endow- 
ments 114.18 

Tract mailing 193.80 

Tract publication . 346.09 

Total expenditures . 862.54 

Balance, Feb. 27, 1926 1,103.89 

Total of Miscellaneous 

Funds $ 11,689.03 

Gish Testament Fund — 

Deficit, March 1, '25 $ 748.69 

No receipts 

No expenditures 

Deficit, Feb. 27, 1926 $ 748.69 

12. Church Extension Fund 
Balance, March 1, 1925 $ 20,567.34 

Receipts — 

Contribution report- 
ed in "Visitor" $ 200.00 

Conference B u d g et 

(Schedule 11) 7,817.84 

Interest on loans .. 111.00 

Total receipts 7,930.84 

Expenditures — 
Loss, Pilot Knob, 
Ark., loan 100.00 

Balance, Feb. 27, 1926 $ 28,398.18 

13. Church Extension Bills Receivable 
Balance, March 1, 1925 $ 16,978.11 

No Loans made 

Loans paid off — 

Roosevelt, N. D. ... $ 135.00 

Pilot Knob, Ark. . . . 100.00 

Oakland, Calif 1,050.00 

Rockford, 111 800.00 

Total loans paid off 2,085.00 

Balance, Feb. 27, '26 $ 14,893.11 

14. Contingent Agreements 
Balance, March 1, 1925 $ 68,434.93 

Receipts for year (8 
items) 11,808.26 

Transfers and cancel- 
lations 6,049.75 

Balance, Feb. 27, 1926 $ 74,193.44 

15. Mission Building and Contingent Reserve 
Balance, March 1, 1925 $ 14,015.59 

Receipts — 

By transfer from 
Bequests & Lapsed 
Annuities (Schedule 
21) 46,851.25 

Expenditures, none . . 

Balance, Feb. 27, '26 $ 60,866.84 

16. Investment Income and Expense 
Receipts — 

Interest received from — 
Endowm't contracts$ 440.85 
Farm mortgage 

loans 76,894.33 

Public Util. bonds 3,560.61 
City Real Estate 

loans 157.44 

Short Term loans 895.46 
Local bank balances 774.87 
Foreign bank bal. 251.92 $ 82,975.48 

Brethren Pub. House 

(Schedule 22) 32,000.00 

Total receipts $114,975.48 

Expenditures — 

Annuities paid $52,760.02 

Endowment income 
transferred — 
Rhodes Memorial 

(Schedule 1) ...$ 300.00 
India gen. (Sched- 
ule 1) 393.54 

Rohrer Memorial 

(Schedule 1) .... 60.00 
China gen. (Sched- 
ule 3) 141.00 

Ministerial & Mis- 
sionary Relief 
(Schedule 10) ... .60 
Gish Estate — 
Pub. Fund (Sched- 
ule 11) 2,720.02 

Ministerial & Mis- 
sionary Relief 

(Schedule 10) 680.00 

D. C. Moomaw Mem- 
orial 256.19 

Book and Tract work 

(Schedule 11) 1,683.34 

Gospel Messenger 
(Schedule 22) 990.39 7,225.08 

Accrued interest on 

Railroad bonds bo't 11.73 

General expenses — 

Advances on anticipa- 
tions 570.44 

Annuity publicity .. 2.16 

Auditing 84.00 

Fidelity bonds . 25.00 

Information service . 42.10 

Interest paid 1.00 

Legal services 86.00 

Loan agencies 127.72 


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Office rent 156.00 

Office equipment ... 51.75 

Office stationery & 

supplies 48.86 

Postage & mailing 113.57 

Recording fees 3.00 

Salaries & Office help 1,762.92 

Telephone and tele- 
graph 17.10 

Traveling expense . 194.41 3,286.03 

Net receipts to World 

Wide Fund 51,692.82 

Total expenditures ... 

17. Missionary Supports 
Receipts — 

Contributions report- 
ed in " Visitor " 
(credited to sup- 
porting accounts) .. 
Deficit, Feb. 27, 1926 

Credited for — 
Refunds on 


$ 67,034.86 

$ 76,026.54 

Deficit, March 1, 1925 

$ 11,735.59 

Transfers — 

Supports charged 

were credited to— 

India Mission Fund 

(Schedule 1) 

$ 29,793.00 

China Mission Fund 

(Schedule 2) 


Sweden Mission Fund 

(Schedule 3) 


Africa Mission Fund 

(Schedule 5> 


Minis. & Mission. Re- 

lief Fund (Sched- 

ule 10) 

480.00 $ 64,290.95 

$ 76,026.54 

18. Advances to 

Field Treasurers 

India Treasurer — 

Balance on field, 

March 1, 1925 .... 

$ 20,955.90 

Charged for — 

Drafts paid $140,000.00 

Advices sent 6,541.73 

Other transfers ... 5,047.55 

Credited for — 
Expenses on field .. 

Balance on field, 
February 27, 1926 . 
China Treasurer — 

Bal. on field, March 
1, 1925 

Charged for — 

Drafts paid 65,000.00 

Advices sent 9,708.78 

Other transfers .. 4,441.34 




$ 24,844.39 

Credited for — 
Expenses on field . . 

Balance on field, Feb. 
27, 1926 



Sweden Treasurer — 

Bal. on field, March 
1, 1925 


Charged for — 

Draft: remittances 
Other transfers 

Credited for — 

Expenses on field,... 


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Balance, Feb. 27, 
Africa Treasurer — 

Balance on field, 

March 1, 1925 

Charged for — 
Funds transferred . . 4,954.54 

Advices sent 2,558.13 

Other transfers ... 716.05 

Balance on field, 
February 27, 1926 . 
Denmark Treasurer — 
Bal., March 1, 1925 

Credited for — 
Expenses on field . 

Bal. on field, Feb. 

27, 1926 

Greene Co., Va., Mis- 
sion Treasurer — 

Bal. on field, March 

1, 1925 

Charged for — 
Funds transferred . 

Credited for — 
Expenses incurred . 

Bal. on field, Feb. 27, 




Total Advances 
Field Treasurers 


19. Transmission Certificates! 

Balance outstanding 

March 1, 1925 

Receipts — 

of funds remitted to 
foreign fields for 
which certificates 
were issued — 
Receipts numbered — 

J. 114 

21,269.36 84044 

J. 128 

















$ 56,243.11 

$ 1,025.93 








































3,208.12 Total receipts 





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Expenditures — 

Certificates redeemed 3,230.10 

Balance outstanding, 

Feb. 27, 1926 $ 1,726.63 

20. Notes Payable 

Bal., March 1, 1925 . . $ 27,500.00 

Money borrowed . . . 10,633.90 

Notes paid off 30,500.00 

Bal., Feb. 27, 1926 .. $ 7,633.90 

21. Bequests rnd Lapsed Annuities 
Receipts — 

From bequests — 

Numbered for 

80849 M. B. & C. R. $ 35.00 

81329 M. B. & C. R. 35.00 

81456 M. B. & C. R. 500.00 

81600 India 5,000.00 

81727 M. B. & C. R. 35.00 

81793 M. B. & C. R. 1,040.00 

82093 India 70.00 

82261 M. B. & C. R. 35.00 

82587 China 200.00 

82587 India 200.00 

82586 M. B. & C. R. 400.00 

83435 M. B. & C. R. 475.00 

83492 M. B. & C. R. 1,285.50 

83520 M. B. & C. R. 35.00 

83979 M. B. & C. R. 35.00 

84338 M. B. & C. R. 35.00 

84510 India 5,550.38 

84720 M. B. & C. R. 35.00 

85134 M. B. & C. R. 35.00 

85408 India 70.00 

85884 M. B. & C. R. 35.00 

87201 M. B. & C. R. 35.00 

87599 M. B. & C. R. 48.00 

87713 M. B. & C. R. 200.00 

87995 M. B. & C. R. 82.75 

88006 M. B. & C. R. 35.00 

88302 M. B. & C. R. 500.00 

88630 M. B. & C. R. 200.00 $ 16,241.63 

From lapsed annui- 

For M. B. & C. R. 41,700.00 
For Home Missions 700.00 42,400.00 

Total receipts $58,641.63 

Expenditures — 

Transferred to — 

Mission BIdg. & Con- 
tingent Reserve 
(Schedule 15) 46,851.25 

India Mission Fund 
(Schedule 1) 10,890.38 

China Mission Fund 
(Schedule 2) 200.00 

Home Mission Fund 
(Schedule 6) 700.00 

Total expenditures .. $58,641.63 

22. Brethren Publishing House 
Receipts — 

1924-192 5 earnings 
turned over $40,000.00 

Income "Gospel Mes- 
senger " endowm't 
(Schedule 9) 990.39 

Office rent charged 
to d e p a r tments 
(Schedules 7 & 8) 1,080.00 $ 42,070.39 

Expenditures — 

Office rent paid over 1,080.00 

" G. M." endow- 
ment paid over . . • 990.39 
20% of earnings to 
Ministerial & Mis- 
sionary Relief 
(Schedule 10) ... 8,000.00 

j of earnings to 
Investment I n- 
come (Sched. 16) 

32,000.00 $ 42,070.39 

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(Continued from Page 203) 
At the close of the evangelistic week a reporl 
of the work done was given, the rite of baptism 
was performed on two days, and a love feast was 
held. Fourteen were baptized. Most of these were 
from non-Christian homes. Three were from an 
out-village and had been seeking baptism for some 
months. Once they had started to come in for 
baptism, but they were hindered by non-Christian 
friends. Since being baptized they have met with 
new opposition. Will you not remember them in 
your intercessions? %» 

About one hundred and fifty communed at our 
love feast. All who partook we believe were spirit- 
ually strengthened. »{ 

Two weddings were performed in the church re- 
cently—one Feb. 21 and one Feb. 28. 

The government school inspector began inspection 
of our schools Feb. 4. All the village schools were 
inspected and about thirty per cent of the whole 
number enrolled, passed. Several of the schools 
are doing good work, but others are not what we 
would like them to be. 

The inspection of the Ahwa Boarding-school was 
quite satisfactory. One of the beginning classes 
passed exceptionally well. We are glad for the two 
boys who passed 7th standard. They are the first 
Dangi boys to finish that work. This means that 
we will now have some indigenous workers, which 
we feel will be a great help in our efforts. 


The chief conservator made a recent tour of the 
Dangs and called to see the technical school. He 
was well pleased with the work being done. It is 
here that our boarding-school boys get practical 
training in carpentry. It is being financed by the 
government, but the mission has the supervision of 

it- S 

The boarding-school was closed for evangelistic 
week, and because of flu among our people it was 
not opened until March 17. 
Vyara Notes for February 
Anna Z. Blough 
The month of February is the time for special 
evangelistic effort in our India churches. Every 
Christian is urged to contribute in some way to 
this work, each one according to his ability. 

From the Vyara church ten groups went out into 
surrounding villages. Each group was responsible 
for its appointed place to work. The equipment 
consisted of the Word of God, New Testament, S. S. 
Picture Rolls to illustrate the Bible stories and a 
few Indian musical instruments to add to the sing- 
ing. They are very simple but are greatly appre- 

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These months have found us carrying on, with 
our most experienced personnel in the homeland on 
furlough. There is more than enough to be done 
here so that we should be doing their work and 
ours too. Uur inexperience makes it impossible to 
do even our own. So the sun rises, burns its hot 
trail across the sky and sets again, to find us labor- 
ing under a constant sense of inadequacy for the 
task. It is our constant prayer that we may be 
fit for the great tides of God's power to flow un- 
trammeled through us. " The Gulf Stream can flow 
through a straw if the straw does not lie across 
the stream." We continue to be thankful for good 
health. ^ 

The Mallott family have been at Garkida, but 
they were privileged to spend some weeks in evan- 
gelistic touring over in West Bura territory. The 
village preaching program has been kept up in the 
villages in the Garkida district. Since there has 
been a steady group of men working on buildings, 
daily preaching services have been held at the noon 
hour. These have, of course, been well attended 
but the interest has been most encouraging. 

There are great moments when all the unrequited 
toil of long days is forgotten in the joy of abiding 
results. It was with this sense of gladness that 
we had a group of over a dozen boys announce 
their desire to become Christians. The process of 
clearing up the significance of the step is still going 
on, and the number who will make up the full 
inquirers' class is not yet certain. The first one 
to declare his desire to be a Christian was a Mos- 
lem who had studied to be a teacher of their religion. 
He has been hired as hospital assistant, and because 
of his more advanced years and sheer dignity he 
is proving to be a great steadying influence among 
the younger boys in the group. Will you pray 
for these first fruits of the Gospel as they go on 
their pioneer way of Bura Christianity? 

Dr. Burke has been able to leave the work at 
Garkida several times and go out on joint medical 
and evangelistic tours. His medical service goes 
far toward showing these folk the spirit of Christ 
in terms they can understand. And word thus gets 
spread far and wide of the hospital here, so that 
operative cases continue to come in. Risko, the 
hospital assistant mentioned above, is learning rapid- 
ly the thousand and one things that can be done 
to advantage at the hospital. His knowledge of the 
essential languages is a great aid in dealing with 
other tribes. He is now living in one of the two 
new houses we have built on the compound for the 
medical assistants. 

School work goes on as usual. Many boys have 
been coming in for the boarding-school. But the 
days on which they can think of no reason for 
going back home can be counted on a snake's hips. 
The Gospel of Mark in the Bura language has come 
from the press and has introduced no little excite- 


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ment into the school. Boys want to stay in after 
school to read it. One of the older boys who was 
coaching some younger ones one day insisted on 
sitting in the row with the others so that he 
could take his turn at reading it. May the novelty 
and freshness of it never wear off! 

Progress on the new dwelling goes on apace. It 
is practically completed. Many new adaptations of 
native materials and architecture have been used 
by Mr. Heckman in the building. Why should one 
not be proud of a mud mansion, when by its grace 
the sun cannot smite one by day nor the moon 
by night? Further experimenting on brick making 
is going on. A very white soil has been discovered 
in a swamp twelve miles down the Hawal, and it 
is making first-class whitewash for the otherwise 
drab walls -of our houses. A blacksmith's forge has 
come and will be a great aid in keeping things in 
repair as well as to teach smithing to some enter- 
prising Bura boys. Two looms are being ordered 
and some class work in weaving is to be started 

on their arrival. 


We are still awaiting the Life of Christ and a Sec- 
ond Reader from the press. Some translating work 
is being done on the Sermon on the Mount, the first 
psalm and other high spots of the Scripture. Most 
of us are busy day and night translating our daily 
wishes into understandable Bura, so that we can 
carry on at all. *{ 

Garkida is increasing in population by the proc- 
ess of migration. And we are not at all sorry, for 
it gives us more available contacts for good. 

God's blessings on the Aid Societies! 


Collected by Mrs. Leland Brubaker 
Ping Ting Chou Notes for March 

We were glad to welcome Grace Clapper to the 
station the first of the month. She is now busy 
with the supervision of the girls' and co-ed schools, 
as well as reading Chinese for an hour each day. 

The Brights and Dr. Coffman have been busy 
turning over the work of their departments and of 
packing their goods preparatory to going home 
on furlough. The Sollenbergers, who had planned 
to go also at this time, have been forced to cancel 
their sailings because of the serious heart trouble 
of their daughter, Ferae. She is much improved 
and we are hoping that they may soon be able 
to travel. Conditions of travel are so uncertain 
now that we are a little fearful of the folks reach- 
ing the coast without a great deal of inconvenience. 

Mrs. Wampler and Mrs. Brubaker entertained the 
station family at teas in honor of those who are 
leaving us. It is indeed pleasant to get together 
socially, forgetting all of the responsibilities for the 
moment. We go back to our tasks with new 
strength. & 

Dr. Wampler was called to Fen Chou, a mission 
station of the Congregational Mission here in 
Shansi, to perform an operation for the wife of the 

doctor there. Both the mother and baby were 
doing nicely the last we heard. 

The evangelistic work, with the tent in the coun- 
try, is going along nicely. Miss Dunning has been 
out with the tent the greater part of the month. In 
one of the villages she found the children suffering 
and dying with diphtheria. Dr. Wampler and one 
of the boy nurses went out a few days after Miss 
Dunning with the intention of giving some help, but 
upon inquiring of the village elder he was told 
there was none in the village. The reason we 
can only surmise, but it rather appears that they 
are still afraid of the foreign doctor and his methods. 

Formerly the foreign evangelist has had charge 
of the country work, but since the coming of Mr. 
Smith, who has charge of the evangelistic depart- 
ment, he is taking the city work and Pastor Yin 
is taking the country work. It was felt that Pastor 
Yin's influence was needed in the country work 
just at this time. Mr. Smith says it is no small 
task to prepare several sermons in Chinese each 
month. t» 

Mrs. Smith , is recovering very nicely from a 
minor surgical operation. Little Verna Ruth Flory 
is still here, though her ear is practically well. We 
all rejoice with her parents that she has made 
such a splendid recovery. 

The attendance at the women's Bible school is 
keeping up very nicely. Most of these women do 
industrial work, and even though some of them 
have not yet been given work they are waiting 
as patiently as they can possibly when they or 
their children have not enough to eat. Mrs. Bright, 
with her splendid command of the language and 
her intimate knowledge of the Chinese, was able 
to give more women work than Mrs. Brubaker, who 
recently arrived. However, the women are very 
ready to make allowance for the " newly come Mrs.," 
and we are hoping soon to have them all back on 
the job again. The folks in America know nothing 
of poverty as it is experienced by so many here 
in China. And our hearts certainly go out to folks 
who will beg for work and not for money. 

Misses Flory, Dunning, Horning, and Clapper 
spent a week-end in Tai Yuan with Miss Ullom, 
who is leaving us soon for her furlough in America. 
Misses Neher and Schaeffer were visitors a couple 
of days at Ping Ting, to arrange some business 
affairs. >j 

At present the health of the mission family is 
good. Mrs. Brubaker followed Miss Dunning's lead 
and contracted diphtheria, but owing to the prompt 
administering of the anti-toxin she also made a 
speedy recovery. jg 

Notes for 1 February from Liao Chou 

The plans in our evangelistic work for the winter 
have been shattered by the intervention of a local 
war, of which you have already heard. The station 
classes, held to prepare inquirers for baptism, were 
broken into and never finished. In the same week 
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baptism the city became a scene of militarism, and 
on the day that these appointments were to have 
been carried out the enemy was besieging the city 
and everything was in the height of disorder. 

The out-stations also had their disappointments. 
Our whole territory became nervous and so alarmed 
because of the war that evangelistic work of the 
simplest sort was impossible. Then, hardly have 
the people gathered together when the time of 
Chinese New Year is approaching, which is a hard 
time to get a hearing with the people. So we must 
sum up the work of the two months just passed 
as very little done in real constructive church and 
evangelistic work. »g 

However, as soon as the war was over and it 
became safe to travel we called in our workers to 
the central station. The 170 odd wounded soldiers 
in our hospital, and the hundred which were being 
cared for by the army Red Cross in the main audi- 
ence room in our city church, gave splendid opportu- 
nity to all our Chinese staff to preach the Gospel. 
Among the soldiers were many that had had some 
introduction to the Christian message and were very 
eager to have us come around and make their 
misery more endurable. They especially liked the 
records on the victrola which were given in their 
own language. As they were getting better they 
asked for literature to read, and we succeeded in 
selling several hundred Gospels. 

Another opportunity for service was the writing 
of letters for the wounded. Most of them are illiter- 
ate, and those who could read and write were of 
course unable to do so. So we assigned several 
of the evangelists to the writing of letters to the 
homes and friends of those who were sick and 
wounded. They were away from home, some of 
them far away, and their friends, we were sure, 
were anxious to hear of their whereabouts. 

On Sunday, Jan. 11, we opened our church for a 
memorial service in behalf of those fallen during 
the war. Among them were some Christians. They 
were killed far from home, and it was certain that 
little notice would have been taken in their com- 
munities. In the division of the army, left stationed 
here to guard this section of the country, there 
are a number of Christians. The head officer is 
also a Christian. So we got the program and a 
thousand or more soldiers met in a short memorial, 
in which the Chinese took the main part. 

It hardly comes within the scope of evangelistic 
news items to mention the place of our church 
during the civil war. We mention only the piercing 
of the wall by a cannon shell, which exploded in 
the middle of the audience room, and again battered 
up the walls and ceiling within. Services were sus- 
pended for five weeks and the building occupied 
by wounded soldiers. One would need to take a 
long space to describe Chinese life and lack of sani- 
tation in order to present a proper background to 
show the filthy condition of the floors and benches 
at the end of those five weeks. Everything that is 
to be associated with a sick man was to be found 
on those floors. And as a token of gratitude for 

the use of the building, the army withdrew from 
the city, leaving us to clean up their filth and 
litter. We had five men working for five days 
scrubbing the floors, and used several barrels of 
water. The rooms of the basement we have not 
yet touched. These are badly smoked up and will 
need to be newly whitewashed. 

This is evangelistic week, and the Christian men 
and women, as well as the missionary evangelists, 
have been going out to the villages and preaching 
each day. & 

Miss Emma Horning of Ping Ting was a visitor 

at Liao recently. These visits from our fellow- 
missionaries are always appreciated. 

At this writing Dr. and Mrs. Horning and two 
children are at Ping Ting. We hope for them a 
much-needed rest. ,» 

Messrs. Oberholtzer and Seese and Misses Shock 
and Hutchison attended the Field Committee meet- 
ing at Ping Ting recently. 

The children of our station celebrated the birth- 
days of two great Americans this month — Washing- 
ton and Lincoln. We had songs, recitations, stories, 
etc. Dr. Coffman being a visitor with us now, told 
some interesting things about Washington, which 
added very much to the enjoyment of the children. 
To our Washington program we invited some o: 
our Chinese friends who speak some English. They 
seemed to enjoy it very much, especially the cherry 
tarts. *» 

Several of our high-school boys from Tai Ku spent 
the Chinese New Year holidays at Liao. They have 
returned to their work. 

Our city still has about a thousand soldiers, who 
seem to be preparing to protect us from another 
Honan invasion, but we are hoping that there will 
be no occasion for more fighting at this time. We 
have had enough of it. I am sure our Chinese 
friends who lost home and property have had 
enough, too. *» 

Shou Yang Notes for March 

The diphtheria epidemic, that was scourging this 
community, has abated somewhat. It claimed many 
victims in the villages. Only Bro. Heisey and Dr. 
Hsing's wife of the Shou Yang mission family were 
affected. We are thankful for the faithful efforts 
of Dr. Hsing in giving the anti-toxin and prophylac- 
tic doses. The hospital was supposed to have been 
closed for a month's vacation, but owing to the 
diphtheria epidemic the doctor was kept unusually 
busy. ^ 

Our spring baptismal services were held March 27 
and 28. Owing to the unsettled political conditions 
and the compulsory military work, the crowd was 
not as large as we might have hoped for. Eight 
men and three schoolboys were baptized. We are 
thankful for the good spirit manifested by those 
who were baptized this time. 

The spring love-feast and communion services 
should have been held in connection with the baptis- 
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Tract Distribution. During the month of March 
the Board sent out 2,453 doctrinal tracts. 

March Receipts. The following contributions for 
the various funds were received during March: 

Conference Offering, 1926. As of April 30, 1926, 
the Conference (Budget) offering for the year end- 
ing February 28, 1927, stands as follows: 
Cash received since March 1, 1926, $26,632.03 

(The 1926 Budget of $382,775 is 7% raised, whereas 
it should be 16.6%) 

Mission Board Treasury Statement. The follow- 
ing shows the condition of mission finances on 
April 30, 1926: 

Income since March 1, 1926, $38,270.09 

Income same period last year, 40,277.04 

Expense since March 1, 1926, 43,923.05 

Expense same period last year, 43,288.27 

Mission deficit April 30, 1926, 15,769.14 

Mission deficit March 31, 1926, 12,483.53 

Increase in deficit for April, 1926, 3,285.61 

Alabama— $100.00 

Indv.: C. H. Hellerman & Wife, 

Arizona— $15.17 

S. S.: Glendale, 

Arkansas— $5.00 

First Dist., Cong.: J. J. & N. A. Was- 
sam (Austin), 

N. W. Dist., Cong.: Anna Fiant (Spring- 
dale) $1; Indv.: Mrs. Mary Babb & Daugh- 
ter, $2, 

California— $169.20 

No. Dist., Cong.: Elk Creek, $2.50; Leo 
Miller (Empire) $10; Sister Julius (Empire) 
$5; S. S.: Live Oak, $3.60; C. W. S.: Mc- 
Farland, $30, 

So. Dist., Cong.: 1st Los Angeles, $92.10; 
Leroy Stoner (Inglewood) $1; S. S. : " L. B. 

A." Class (Pasadena) $25, 

Canada— $50.00 

Indv.: S. M. Burger & Wife, 

China— $50.00 

Indv.: Samuel Bowman, 

Colorado— $39.60 

E. Dist., Cong.: H. P. Lehman (Denver) 
$15; S. S.: Colorado Springs, $14.60, 

W. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. H. M. Long (Fruita) 
Florida— $77.99 

S. S.: Sebring, 

Idaho— $15.00 

Cong.: David Betts (Boise Valley) $5; 
No. 890S7 (Emmett) $5; Indv.: Milton E. 

Bowers, $5, 

Illinois— $127.05 

No. Dist., Cong.: Bethel, $11; Cherry 
Grove, $26.70; Mrs. Mary Eisenbise (Wad- 
dams Grove) $2; G. L. Wine (M. N.) (Mt. 
Morris), $.50; S. S. : Franklin Grove, $60.64; 
Rockford, $7.78; Indv.: Mrs. Lida S. Gray, 

So. Dist., Cong.: Virden, $4.05; Romine, 
$3.85; Mrs. Belle Huber (Girard) $2; S. 

S. : Champaign, $3.53, 

India— $9.20 

Indv.: A Sister, 

Indiana— $379.43 

No. Dist., Cong.: English Prairie, $28; 
Plymouth, $25; 1st So. Bend, $125; Blue 
River, $2; Mrs. Marie Rule (Walnut) $5; 
Mrs. Sarah Wolf (Yellow River) $10; Carrie 
Kindy (Pleasant Valley) $5; C. C. Cripe 
(M. N.) (Cedar Lake) $1; S. S.: Plymouth, 
$22.41; La Porte, $26.07, 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: So. Whitley, $19.73; 

.00 00 

15 17 

2 00 

3 00 

51 10 

118 10 

50 00 
50 00 

29 60 
10 00 

77 99 

15 00 

113 62 

13 43 
9 20 

249 48 

Walton, $29.31; Clear Creek, $11.55; Otho 
Winger (M. N.) (Manchester) $.50; Cong. 
& S. S.: Wabash, $15.39; S. S. : Burnetts- 
ville, $40.11, 116 59 

So. Dist., Cong.: Brick (Nettle Creek) 
$8.71; S. S.: White Branch (Nettle Creek) 

$4.65, 13 36 

Iowa— $202.68 

No. Dist., Cong.: Ivester, $1.02; Sheldon, 
$9.66; John Whitmer & Wife (Curlew) $50; 
E. C. Whitmer & Wife (Curlew) $75; In 
memory of M. Eva Brallier (Curlew) $15; 
S. S.: "Tri-M" Class (Waterloo City) $20; 
Aid Soc: Kingsley, $25, 195 68 

So. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. Thomas Brown (So. 
Keokuk) $5; S. S.: Batavia (Libertyville) 
$2, 700 

Kansas— $131.98 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: Richland Center, $9.75; 
Geo. R. Eller (M. N.) (Calvary, Kans. City) 
$.50; S. S.: Olathe, $3.99, '. 14 24 

S. E. Dist., S. S.: Scott Valley 195 

S. W. Dist., Cong.: Garden City, $7.58; 
1st Wichita, $44.21; James Brandt (Pleas- 
ant View) $15; Ora Huston (McPherson) $5; 

S. S.: Salem, $44, 115 79 

Maryland— $171.25 

E. Dist., Cong.: Green Hill, $9.50; Denton, 
$5.54; S. S.: Long Green Valley, $4.12; Har- 
mony (Upper Middletown Valley) $1.49; 
Pleasant Hill (Bush Creek), $11.25, 31 90 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Brownsville, $16.35; 
Susie Rowland (Hagerstown) $10; S. S.: 
Hagerstown, $100; " Willing Workers Class " 

(Pleasant View) $13, 139 35 

Michigan— $91 .78 

Cong.: Beaverton, $11.45; Thornapple, $26; 
Woodland Village, $25; Sunfield, $1; Battle 
Creek, $6; Grand Rapids, $2.15; Herbert 
Morehouse (Woodland) $5; S. S.: Grand 

Rapids, $15.18, 91 78 

Minnesota — $57.00 

Cong.: Lewiston, $15; Silver J. Cummins 
& Wife (Nemadji) $27; Cong. & S. S.: Wi- 
nona, $10; Indv.: J. P. Harper, $5, 57 00 

Missouri— $31.04 

No. Dist., Cong.: No. St. Joseph, $8; No. 
Bethel, $8.16; Wakenda, $10; Pleasant View, 
$2.38, 28 54 

S. W. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. Louisa Shaw 
(Greenwood-Cabool) $2; Rev. Earl R. Myers 

(M. N.) (Carthage) $.50, 2 SO 

Montana— $15.50 

E. Dist., Cong.: Grand View, 

W. Dist., Indv.: Mrs. June Wood, 

Nebraska— $85.80 

Cong.: So. Loup, $10; So. Beatrice, $16.50; 

Octavia, $4.30; S. S.: Afton, $55, 

North Carolina— $1.76 

S. S.: Melvin Hill, 

North Dakota— $32.22 

Cong.: Kenmare, $20; Brother & Sister 
Sommers (Bowdon Valley) $2; S. S. : Ege- 

land, $4.25; Brumbaugh, $5.97, 

New Jersey— $2.00 

Indv.: Louisa Burris, 

New Mexico— $5.00 

Indv.: Unknown donor of Lake Arthur, 
Ohio— $313.82 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: Canton Center 

N. W. Dist., Cong.: Dupont, $3.51; Belle- 
fontaine, $8.51; P. M. Eberly (Green Spring) 
$50; S. Cocanower (Silver Creek) $38.37; 
S. S.: Deshler, $4.15, 104 54 

So. Dist., Cong.: Painter Creek, $14; Ft. 
McKinley, $49.64; New Carlisle, $16.69; Lydia 

7 00 

8 50 

85 80 

1 76 

32 22 

2 00 

5 00 

9 00 


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B. Smith (W. Dayton) $10; Annie May Cal- 
vert (May Hill) $10; X. Y. Z. (Lexington) 
$10; S. S.: Harris Creek, $5.98; Georgetown, 
$15; Happy Corner (Lower Stillwater) $63.97; 

Home Dept.: New Carlisle, $5, 200 28 

Oklahoma— $31.82 

Cong.: J. W. Battey & Wife (Washita) 
$25; A Brother & Sister (Guthrie) $6.82, .. 31 82 

Oregon— $5.00 

Cong.: Joseph Blomgren & Wife (Weston) 5 00 

Pennsylvania — $1,789.85 

E. Dist., Cong.: Big Swatara, $97.70; Read- 
ing, $10.44; Mountville, $55.25; Lancaster, 
$125.71; Chiques, $80; Annville, $38; White 
Oak, $100; Ridgely, $14; W. Green Tree,- 
$158.76; Conestoga, $36.67; E. Fairview, $35; 
Mrs. Amanda A. Herr (E. Petersburg) $2; 
No. 89405 (Elizabethtown) $20; A Sister 
(Myerstown) $.50; Tobias S. Stauffer (W. 
Conestoga) $5; John Koffee (Indian Creek) 
S3; Mary A. Kauffman (Mountville) $2; S. 
S.: Mountville, $40.39; Union (Fredericks- 
burg) $7.81; Bareville (Conestoga) $29.65; 
" Gleaners' Class " (Akron) $5; Merkey's 
(Little Swatara) $5; South Annville (Ann- 
ville) $35.58; E. Fairview, $16.30; Lansdale 
(Hatfield) $33; Indian Creek, $354.90; Quaker- 
town (Springfield) $22.53; 2 members of 
Hummelstown (Spring Creek) $30; Aid Soc: 
White Oak, $10, 1,394 19 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Aughwick, $1.12; 
Clover Creek, $51.74; Spring Valley, $5; 
28th St., Altoona, $50; Dry Valley, $67.32; 
Mary A. Kinsey (Dunnings Creek) $10; Jos. 
F. Snyder (Everett) $5; A. B. Dilling (Clover 
Creek) $2; S. S.: Yellow Creek, $7.30; Cur- 
ryville (Woodbury) $5.57; Maitland (Dry 
Valley) $5, 211 05 

So. Dist., Cong.: Falling Spring, $15.48; 
S. S.: Carlisle, $7.88; New Fairview, $16.03; 
Pleasant Hill (Codorus) $5; Hanover, $13.50; 
Melrose (Upper Codorus) $8.02 65 91 

W. Dist., Cong.: Fire Hill (Quemahoning) 
$14.37; Plum Creek, $11; Montgomery, $6; 
Mrs. Annie Mineely (Walnut Grove) $2.50; 
J. Clark Brilhart (Montgomery) $5.25; S. 
S.: Morrellville, $42; Wilpen (Ligonier) 

$22.78; Plum Creek, $14.80, 118 70 

South Dakota— $15.34 

S. S.: Willow Creek, 15 34 

Tennessee — $20.00 

Cong.: Limestone, $10; Mrs. Will C. 

Young (Jackson Park Mem.) $10, 20 00 

Texas— $375.00 

Cong. : Eld. Samuel Badger (Manvel), . . 375 00 
Virginia— $147.82 

E. Dist., C. B. I. S. (Mt. Carmel) 3 33 

First Dist., Service Society Central Ro- 
anoke, 10 00 

No. Dist., Cong.: Salem, $5; Woodstock, 
$22.50; Lower Lost River, $9.50; Mrs. A. F. 
Cline (Harrisonburg) $1.83; Felix Stultz 
(Upper Lost River) $3.75; S. S.: Harrison- 
burg, $22.93, 65 51 

Sec. Dist., Cong.: Sarah Miller (Beaver 
Creek) $15; S. S.: White Hill, $4.50; "Will- 
ing Workers" Class, Branch (Sange. ville) 
$12.05; " Willing Workers " Class (Sanger- 
ville), $20; Sangerville, $11.43, 62 98 

So. Dist., S. S.: Topeco, 6 00 

Washington— $6.00 

Indv.: J. D. Miller, 6 00 

West Virginia— $13.04 

First Dist., Cong.: Mrs. Willey A. Poling 
(Greenland) $4; Cong. & S. S.: Beaver Run, 
$7.04, 1104 

Sec. Dist., Indv.: Jesse Judy 2 00 

Wisconsin — $5.43 

S. S.: White Rapids, $2.89; Stanley, $2.54, 5 43 

Total for the month, $ 4,588 77 

Total previously reported, 00 

Total for the year, $ 4,588 77 


Illinois— $40.91 

No. Dist., S. S.: Louisa (Waddams Grove) 40 91 

Iowa— $30.00 
Mid. Dist., Cong.: Panther Creek, 30 00 

Louisiana — $20.09 

S. S.: Roanoke 20 09 

North Dakota— $11.73 

S. S.: Minot, 11 73 

Ohio— $38.78 

N. W. Dist., S. S.: E. Swan Creek, 6 00 

So. Dist., S. S.: Lower Miami, 32 78 

Pennsylvania— $5.49 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: James Creek, 5 49 

South Dakota— $10.00 

S. S.: Willow Creek, 10 00 

Virginia— $21.78 

Sec. Dist., S. S. : Bridgewater, 2178 

Wisconsin— $1.30 

Cong.: Chippewa Valley, 130 

Total for the month, $ 180 08 

Total previously reported, 00 

Total for the year, $ 180 08 

Illinois— $212.73 

No. Dist., Cong.: Pine Creek, $4.73; West 
Branch, $4.50; Student Volunteer Band of 
Mt. Morris College, $16; Students & Faculty 
of Bethany Bible School, $187.50, 212 73 

Iowa— $14.00 

Indv. of Volunteer Group of Mt. Morris 
College, 14 00 

Total for the month, $ 226 73 

Total previously reported, 00 

Total for the year, $ 226 73 

Colorado — $52.60 

E. Dist., Aid Soc: Antioch, 52 60 

Illinois — $23.50 
No. Dist., Aid Societies, 23 50 

Indiana— $8.50 

Mid. Dist., Aid Soc: Plunge Creek, 8 50 

Iowa— $140.00 
Mid. Dist., Aid Societies, 140 00 

Kansas — $115.25 

N. E. Dist., Aid Societies, 115 25. 

Maryland— $225.00 

E. Dist., Aid Societies 120 00 

Mid. Dist., Aid Societies, 105 00 

Missouri— $10.00 

S. W. Dist., Aid Soc: Green Wood (Ca- 

bool), 10 00 

Nebraska— $115.40 

Aid Societies, 115 40 

Ohio— $10.20 

N. E. Dist., Aid Soc: Kent 10 20 

Oregon— $43.00 

Aid Societies, 43 00 

South Dakota— $148.00 

Aid Societies, 148 00 

Total for the month, $ 891 45 

Total previously reported, 00 

Total for the year, $ 89145 

Illinois— $72.80 

No. Dist., Cong.: Rockford, $6; Polo, 
$10.01; Franklin Grove, $17.82; Dixon, $4.77; 
C. W. Lahman (Franklin Grove) $25; Geo. 
Laughrin & Wife and Cecil Laughrin (Hick- 
ory Grove) $3; Indv.: F. E. Kniesley, $6.20, 72 80 
Kansas — $1.95 

S. E. Dist., S. S.: Scott Valley, 1 95 


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Nebraska— $8.23 

Cong.: Silver Lake, 8 23 

Total for the month, $ 82 98 

Total previously reported, 00 

Total for the year, $ 82 98 

California— $5.00 

No. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. J. H. Minnix 

(Fresno), 5 00 

Colorado— $14.55 

E. Dist., Aid Soc.: McClave, 14 55 

Indiana— $19.76 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Clear Creek, 19 76 

Pennsylvania— $14.00 

So. Dist., S. S. : "Willing Workers' 
Class," Browns Mill (Falling Spring), 14 00 

Total for the month, $ 53 31 

Total previously reported, 00 

Total for the year, $ 53 31 

Colorado— $3.96 

E. Dist., Cong.: Antioch, 3 96 

Maryland— $20.00 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: No. 89191 (Licking 

Creek), 20 00 

Ohio— $3.92 

So. Dist., S. S.: Middletown, 3 92 

Pennsylvania— $2,009.65 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: A. L. Simmons (Clover 
Creek) $25; Orlena Wolgemuth (Hunting- 
don) $1,984.65, 2,009 65 

Sweden— $41.53 

Congregations, 4153 

Virginia— $3.00 

Sec. Dist., Cong.: Unknown donor of W. 
Augusta (Headwaters); 3 00 

Total for the month, $ 2,082.06 

Total previously reported, 00 

Total for the year, $ 2,082 06 

Indiana— $7.25 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: Boys' Intermediate 

Class (Mexico), 7 25 

Oregon— $2.18 

S. S.: Ashland, 2 18 

Pennsylvania— $47.27 

E. Dist., S. S.: Lebanon (Midway) $30; 
Ridgely, $6.77, 36 77 

So. Dist., Cong.: Anna E. Emmert (Ship- 
pensburg), 2 50 

W. Dist., Cong.: Pittsburgh, 8 00 

Washington— $12.50 

S. S.: Richland Valley, 12 50 

Total for the month, $ 69 20 

Total previously reported, 00 

Total for the year, $ 69 20 


Iowa— $5.00 

No. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. K. M. Strickler 

(Ivester), 5 00 

New York— $10.00 

Indv. : Prof. C. C. Madeira, Jr. & Wife, 10 00 

Total for the month, $ 15 00 

Total previously reported, 00 

Total for the year $ 15 00 


Pennsylvania— $61.25 

E. Dist., Aid Soc: White Oak, $35; W. 
Green Tree, $26.25, 61 25 

Virginia— $5.00 

No. Dist., Cong.: Stella P. Wisman (Har- 
risonburg), 5 00 

Total for the month, $ 66 25 

Total previously reported, 00 

Total for the year, $ 66 25 

California— $12.50 

So. Dist., S. S. : "Gleaners" Class (1st 

Los Angeles), 12 50 

Illinois — $81.25 

No. Dist., S. S.: "True Blue Class" (Pine 
Creek) $25; Douglas Park (Chicago) $50, .. 75 00 

So. Dist., S. S.: "Signal Light Class" 
(Astoria), 6 25 

North Dakota— $12.50 

S. S.: "Beacon Light" Class (Minot), .. 12 50 

Ohio— $25.00 

N. W. Dist., S. S.: Junior Boys' class 

(Fostoria), 25 00 

Pennsylvania — $127.50 

E. Dist., Cong.: Leah Heisey (Richland) 
$25; S. S.: "Willing Workers" Class (Hat- 
field) $12.50, 37 50 

S. E. Dist., S. S.: "Grater Missionary 
Class" (Norristown), 25 00 

So. Dist., S. S.: " Sunbeam " Class (Ridge) 

$15; Free Spring (Lost Creek) $50, 65 00 

Virginia— $25.00 

Sec. Dist., Aid Soc: (Summit), 25 00 

Total for the month, $ 283 75 

Total previously reported, 00 

Total for the year, $ 283 75 

Colorado— $2.50 

E. Dist., Cong.: Harold Pendleton (An- 
tioch), 2 50 

California— $47.66 

No. Dist., Cong.: Modesto, $11; Belva 
Clark (Reedley) $1; S. S. : Primary & Junior 
Depts. (McFarland) $8.41; Junior Boys and 

Girls' Class (Empire) $27.25, 47 66 

Indiana— $77.68 

Mid. Dist., S. S.: Primary Dept. (Flora), 30 93 

No. Dist., S. S.: Camp Creek, $25; 
" Hustlers Class " (Shipshewana) $7.90; 

Junior Dept. (Goshen) $13.85, 46 75 

Kansas— $8.00 

S. W. Dist., Cong.: Kate Yost (Peabody) 

$2; S. S.: Junior Dept. (Lamed) $6, 8 00 

Michigan — $7.50 

S. S.: Children of Onekama, 7 50 

Minnesota— $40.00 

Cong.: J. G. Nickey & Wife (Monticello) 
$30; Albert & Hazel Nickey .(Monticello) 

$10, 40 00 

Oklahoma— $3 .32 

S. S.: Children of Bartlesville, 3 32 

Ohio— $70.07 

N. E. Dist., Cong.: Maola Floribel Fet- 
ter (Wooster) $3; S. S. : Beginners' Class 
(Olivet) $.50, 3 50 

So. Dist., S. S.: Boys and Girls (Poplar 
Grove) $51.60; Salem, $1.22; Children's Dept. 
(W. Alexandria) $10.25; Children (Bear 

Creek) $3.50, 66 57 

Pennsylvania— $24.17 

E. Dist., Cong.: Leah Heisey (Richland) 
$10; " Willing Workers' Class " (Chiques) 
$10, 20 00 

W. Dist., S. S.: Junior & Primary Classes 
(Ten Mile), 4 17 

Total for the month, $ 280 90 

Total previously reported, 00 

Total for the year, $ 280 90 


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California— $50.00 

No. Dist., C. W. S.: Laton, 50 00 

Illinois— $17.23 

No. Dist., Cong.: Bethel (Christ for Young 
Chinese), 12 23 

So. Dist., S. S.: Martin Creek, 5 00 

Indiana — $3.00 

No. Dist., S. S.: Young Ladies' Class 
(Rock Run), 100 

So. Dist., Middletown, 2 00 

Ohio— $34.76 

So. Dist., Cong.: Cincinnati. $3.50; Lower 

Stillwater, $15.56; Pitsburg; $15.70, 34 76 

Pennsylvania— $81 .26 

E. Dist., Cong.: Leah Heisey (Richland) 
(Christ for Young Chinese) $15; S. S. : 
" Willing Workers Class " (Chiques) $10; 
Lebanon (Midway) $30 55 00 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: No. 89190 (Lewistown) 
$10; S. S.: Rockhill (Aughwick) $5.25, 15 25 

So. Dist., Cong.: Anna E. Emmert (Ship- 
pensburg), 2 50 

W. Dist., Cong.: Ten Mile, 8 51 

Virginia— $1,001.55 

Sec. Dist., S. S.: Chimney Run, $1.55; 
Indv.: Jane A. Zimmerman, $1,000, 1,001 55 

Total for the month, $ 1,187 80 

Total previously reported, 00 

Total for the year, $ 1,187 80 

Illinois— $1.00 

No. Dist., Indv.: F. A. McGuire, 100 

Iowa— $5.00 

No. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. K. M. Strickler 
(Ivester), 5 00 

Total for the month, $ 6 00 

Total previously reported, 00 

Total for the year, $ 6 00 

Arizona— $13.00 

S. S. : Standard Bearers & Workers for 

Jesus Classes, Glendale 13 00 

California— $12.50 

So. Dist., S. S. : "Gleaners" Class, 1st 

Los Angeles 12 50 

Florida— $25.00 

S. S.: Young People's Dept. (Sebring), 25 00 

Illinois— $6.25 

So. Dist., S. S.: "Signal Light Class," 

Astoria, 6 25 

Ohio— $12.50 

N. E. Dist., S. S. : "King's Daughters" 
Class (E. Chippewa), 12 50 

Total for the month, $ 69 25 

Total previously reported, 00 

Total for the year, $ 69 25 

Indiana— $73.40 

No. Dist., Cong.: Yellow Creek. (Hos- 
pital), $19.42; S. S.: Camp Creek (Hospital) 
$25; "Friendship Bible Class" (Wagon) 
(1st So. Bend) $25; Young Ladies' Class 

(Rock Run) $3.98, 73 40 

Iowa— $1.25 

So. Dist., Cong.: Mrs. Thomas Brown 

(So. Keokuk), 1 25 

Missouri — $5.00 

S. W. Dist., Cong.: C. C. Stiles (Cabool), 5 00 

Ohio— $100.00 

So. Dist., Annie May Calvert in memory 
of her father, Joel Calvert (May Hill), ... 100 00 
Pennsylvania— $199.21 

E. Dist., Cong.: Lancaster, $54.21; S. S. : 
Lebanon (Midway) $30; Midway, $18; "Other 
Folks Class" (Hatfield) $64, 166 21 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: No. 89190 (Lewistown) 
$10; A Brother (Spring Run) $15, 25 00 

S. E. Dist., Aid Soc: Am well, $1; Brook- 
lyn, $2; Norristown, $5, 8 00 

Virginia— $7.75 

Sec. Dist., S. S.: Oak Grove (Lebanon), 7 75 

Washington— $55.00 

Cong.: Richland Valley, $5; No. 89265 
(Wenatchee) $50, $ 55 00 

Total for the month, $ 44161 

Total previously reported 00 

Total for the year, $ 441 61 

California— $81.00 

So. Dist., S. S.: "Loyal Bible Class," 
$50; " Friendship Bible Class," $31; (Pasa- 
dena), 8100 

Total for the month, $ 8100 

Total previously reported, 00 

Total for the year, $ 8100 

New Mexico— $7.19 

S. S.: Clovis, 7 19 

Pennsylvania— $25.00 

E. Dist., S. S.: Lebanon (Midway) $15; 
Aid Soc: White Oak) $10, 25 00 

Total for the month, $ 32 19 

Total previously reported, 00 

Total for the year, $ 32 19 

Pennsylvania— $30.00 

Dist., S. S.: Lebanon (Midway), 30 00 

Total for the month, $ 30 00 

Total previously reported, 00 

Total for the year, $ 30 00 

Iowa — $12.65 

No. Dist., Cong.: Richard Whitmer (Cur- 
lew), 12 65 

Ohio— $43.70 

So. Dist., S. S.: Primary Dept., Brookville, 43 70 

Virginia— $10.63 

Sec. Dist., S. S.: Primary Dept., Middle 
River, 10 63 

Total for the month, $ 66 98 

Total previously reported, 00 

Total for the year, $ 66 98 

Oregon— $4.10 

S. S.: Junior Class (Grants Pass), 4 10 

Total for the month, $ 4 10 

Total previously reported, 00 

Total for the year, $ 4 10 

Michigan— $1.00 
Indv.: Unknown donor of Brutus, 1 00 

Total for the month $ 100 

Total previously reported, 00 

Total for the year $ 100 

Illinois— $1.00 

No. Dist., Cong.: F. A. McGuire (1st 
Chicago), 100 

Total for the month, $ 1 Off 

Total previously reported, 00 

Total for the year, $ 100 


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Illinois— $337.60 

No. Dist., Cong.: Franklin Grove, $294.90; 

Elgin, $42.70, 337 60 

Indiana— $188.92 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Bachelor Run, $15; S. 
S. : " Beacon Light " Class (Bachelor Run) 
$22, 3700 

No. Dist., Cong.: Oak Grove, $50; Bremen, 
$15, 65 00 

So. Dist., Cong.: Four Mile 86 92 

Louisiana — $11.64 

Cong.: Rose Pine, 1164 

Maryland— $255.00 

E. Dist., Cong.: Washington City, $200; 
Bethany, $5; New Windsor (Pipe Creek) 

$50, 255 00 

Michigan— $47.21 

Cong. : Woodland, 47 21 

M innes ota — $5.07 

Cong. : Lewiston, 5 07 

North Dakota— $14.40 

Cong. : Brumbaugh, 14 40 

Ohio— $188.14 

So. Dist., Cong.: Harris Creek, $43.51; 
New Carlisle, $88.40; Poplar Grove, $56.23, .. 188 14 
Pennsylvania— $123.51 

E. Dist., Cong.: Conewago, $1; E. Fair- 
view, $14.01, 15 01 

Mid. Dist., Cong.: Burnham, 38 00 

W. Dist., Cong.: Elk Lick 70 5C 

Virginia— $77.35 

E. Dist., Cong.: Fairfax, 77 35 

Total for the month, $ 1,248 84 

Total previously reported, 00 

Total for the year, $ 1,248 84 

California— $50.00 

So. Dist., " Mother's Class," La Verne for 

Stephen C. Blickenstaff, 50 00 

Colorado— $248.40 

E. Dist., S. G. Nickey (McClave) for Dr. 

Barbara M. Nickey '. 248 40 

Illinois— $443.00 

No. Dist., Elgin Cong, for Martha D. 
Horning, $25; Butterbaugh Family (Polo) 
for A. G. Butterbaugh, $168; Mt. Morris Col- 
lege Missionary Society for D. J. Lichty, 

$250, 443 00 

Indiana— $191.40 

So. Dist., Buck Creek Cong, for Nettie 
B. Summer, $17; Sunday Schools for W. J. 
Heisey, $114.40; Locust Grove S. S. (Nettle 

Creek) for Ina M. Kaylor, $60, 191 40 

Kansas— $122.75 

Eby, $12.50; Parsons S. S. for Emma H. 

S. E. Dist., Parsons Cong, for Emma H. 

S. W. Dist., Congs. for F. H. Crumpacker, 

Eby, $5.25, 17 75 

$50; Larned Cong, for F. H. Crumpacker, 

$55, 105 00 

Missouri — $42.00 

Mid. Dist., Adrian Cong, for Jennie 

Mohler, 42 00 

Ohio— $1,131.87 

N. E. Dist., Sunday Schools for Goldie 
Swartz, $240; Freeburg S. S. for Sue R. 
Heisey, $550; Olivet S. S. for A. D. Helser, 
$16.87, 806 87 

N. W. Dist., H. A. Throne (Silver Creek) 
for Chalmer G. Shull, 125 00 

So. Dist., Eversole Cong, for J. H. Bright, 200 00 
Pennsylvania— $209.84 

E. Dist., Peach Blossom Cong, for Anna 
Hutchinson, $91.64; " Helping Hand Class," 
Lebanon S. S. (Midway) for Alberta Sol- 
lenberger, $37.50; Harrisburg S. S. for Nora 
Hollenberg, $27, 156 14 

W. Dist., Redbank Cong, for Beahm, Clap- 
per, Widdowson & Shumaker, $3.70; 7th Cir- 

cuit S. S.'s for Marie Brubaker, $50, ... 53 70 

Total for the month, $ 2,439 26 

Total previously reported, 00 

Total for the year, $ 2,439 26 


(Continued from Page 215) 

The Gospel in song is one of the best ways of 
giving out the message of salvation. Singing is much 
appreciated and it gives our young people a fine 
place to help in the meetings. Literature is sold 
and tracts distributed. 

At the end of the month there was a report 
given to the church of work done by each group. 
There was great enthusiasm in this meeting, and 
much joy. They told of success and failure, but 
most of the report looked like success. There are 
many open doors, and they want to enter and push 
the work on. *g 

The last week was given to prayer and fasting, 
followed by special collections for the Lord's work. 

The two regular evangelistic groups continued, 
and we completed work in fifteen camps. 

Notes from Anklesvar 

I. S. Long 
This has been a poor year for farmers in these 
parts. As a result, subscriptions for our new 
churchhouse are not coming in as we could wish. 
Every day that we live, almost, we realize the 
need for a real " place of prayer," something dif- 
ferent from a classroom. 

Reports from all the districts indicate that village 
people are uniformly eager to hear of the message 
of the Christ. There is no other name claiming to 
save except his. There is no other bidding for the 
heart of India today. Jesus Christ is reigning in- 
creasingly in the hearts of the millions all about us, 
even though they do not openly join the churches. 
What an age in which to live! 

The pupils and teachers of the main schools at 
this station are plodding on, some getting ready 
for examination shortly. 

One of our Christians, the teacher of agriculture 
in the Vocational Training School, has been nomi- 
nated by the county chief officer and appointed by 
the district magistrate on the Anklesvar municipal- 
ity. This is encouraging. The work of the church 
is being recognized. It is, moreover, a mark of 


Yesterday the old viceroy vacated in favor of 

the new, Lord Irwin. It was April 1. It is hoped 

the new viceroy will be more sympathetic toward 

the aspirations of the leading Indians than was the 
last one. 




Supported in Whole or in Part by Funds Administered by the General Mission Board 
With the Year They Entered Service 


Spanhusvagen 38, Malmo, 


Graybill, J. F., 1911 
Graybill, Ali^e M., 1911 
Buckingham, Ida, 1913 

Ping Ting Hsien, Shansi, 

Baker, Elizabeth, 1922 
Brubaker, Leland S., 1924 
Brubaker, Marie Woody, 

Clapper, V. Grace, 1917 
Dunning, Ada, 1922 
Flory, Byron M., 1917 
Flory, Nora, 1917 
Flory, Edna R., 1917 
Horning, Emma, 1903 
Kreps, Esther E., 1924 
Neher, Minneva J., 1924 
Smith, W. Harlan, 1920 
Smith, Frances Sheller, 1920 
Vaniman, Ernest D., 1913 
Vaniman, Susie C, 1913 
Wampler, Dr. Fred J., 1913 
Wampler, Rebecca C., 1913 
Liao Chou, Shansi, China 
Flory, Raymond, 1914 
Flory, Lizzie N., 1914 
Horning, Dr. D. L., 1919 
Horning, Martha D., 1919 
Hutchison, Anna, 1913 
Oberholtzer, I. E., 1916 
Oberholtzer, Eliz. W., 1916 
Senger, Nettie M., 1916 
Seese, Norman A., 1917 
Seese, Anna, 1917 
Shock, Laura J., 1 "16 

Shou Yang, Shansi, Chinn 

Cline, Mary E., 1920 
Heisey, Walter J., 1917 
Heisey, Sue R., 1917 
Schaeffer, Mary, 1917 

Tai Yuan, care of Y. M. C. 
A., Shansi, China 

Ikenberry, E. L., 1922 
Ikenberry, Olivia Dickens, 


On Furlough 

Bowman, Samuel B., 5802 
Maryland Ave., Chicago, 
111., 1918 

Bowman, Pearl S., 5802 
Maryland Ave., Chicago, 
111., 1918 
'Bright, J. Homer, 1911 
♦Bright, Minnie F., 1911 
*Coffman, Dr. Carl, 1921 

Cripe, Winnie E., 3538 Con- 
gress St., Chicago, 111., 

Crumpacker, F. H., Elgin. 
111., 1908 

Crumpacker, Anna N., El- 
gin, 111., 1908 

Metzger, Minerva, Ross- 
ville, Ind., 1910 

*Myers, Minor M., 1919 
*Myers, Sara Z., 1919 
Pollock, Myrtle, McPher- 

son Kans., 1917 
Sollenberger, O. C, N. 

Manchester, Ind., 1919 
Sollenberger, Hazel C, N. 

Manchester, Ind., 1919 
Ullom, Lulu, Lamar, Colo., 

R. R. 2, 1919 

Garkida, Nigeria, West Af- 
rica, via Jos, Nafada & Biu 
Burke, Dr. Homer L., 1923 
Burke, Marguerite Shrock, 

Beahm, William M., 1924 
Beahm, Esther Eisenbise. 

Heckman, Clarence C, 1924 
Heckman, Lucile Gibson, 

Mallott, Floyd, 1924 
Mallott, Ruth Blocher, 1924 
On Furlough 
Helser, A. D., Thornville, 

Ohio, 1922 
Helser, Lola B., Thornville, 

Ohio, 1923 
Kulp, H. Stover, Pottstown, 
Pa., R. 3., 1922 
Ahwa, Dangs, India 
Garner, H. P., 1916 
Garner, Kathryn B., 1916 
Shull, Chalmer, 1919 
Shull, Mary S., 1919 
Anklesvar, Broach Dist., India 
Long, I. S., 1903 
Long, Effie V., 1903 
Miller, Sadie L, 1903 
Moomaw, I. W., 1923 
Moomaw, Mabel Winger, 

Shickel, Elsie, 1921 
Bulsar, Surat Dist., India 
Blickenstaff, Lynn A., 1920 
Blickenstaff, Mary B., 1920 
Cottrell, Dr. A. Raymond, 

Cottrell, Dr. Laur_ M., 1913 
Kintner, Elizabeth, 1919 
Mohler, Jennie, 1916 
Wagoner, J. Elmer, 1919 
Wagoner, Ellen H., 1919 
Dahanu, Thana Dist., India 

Ebbcrt, Ella, 1917 
Metzger, Dr. Id?, i925 
Nickey, Dr. Barbrra M., 

Roye*r, B. Mary, 1913 

Jalalpor, Surat Dist., India 
Miller, Eliza B., 1900 
Mow, Baxter M., 1923 
Mow, Anna Beahm, 1923 

Vada, Thana Dist., India 
Ilaylor, John I., 1911 
Kay lor, Ina M., 1921 

Swartz, Goldie E., 1916 

Palghar, Thana Dist., India 

Hollenberg, Fred M., 1919 

Hollenberg, Nora R., 1919 

Post Umalla, via Anklesvar, 

Lichty, D. J., 1902 
Lichty, Anna Eby, 1912 
Summer, Benjamin F., 1919 
Summer, Nettie B., 1919 
Widdowson, Olive, 1912 
Ziegler, Kathryn, 1908 
Vyara, via Surat Dist., India 
Blough, J. M., 1903 
Blough, Anna Z., 1903 
Brooks, Harlan J., 1924 
Brooks, Ruth F„ 1924 
Grisso, Lillian, 1917 
Mow, Anetta, 1917 
Wolf, L. Mae, 1922 
Woods, Beulah, 1924 

On Furlough 

Alley, Howard L., 3435 

Van Buren St., Chicago, 

111.. 1917 
Alley, Hattie Z., 3435 Van 

Buren St., Chicago, 1917 
Blickenstaff, Verna M., Cer- 

ro Gordo, 111., 1919 
Brumbaugh, Anna B., Hart- 

ville, O., 1919. 
Butterbaugh, Andrew G., 

Polo, 111., 1919 
Butterbaugh, Bertha L., 

Polo, 111., 1919 
*Ebey, Adam, 1900 
*Ebey, Alice K., 1900 
Eby, E. H, McPherson, 

Kans., 1904 
Eby, Emma H, McPherson, 

Kans., 1904 
♦Forney, D. L., 1897 
♦Forney, Anna M., 1897 
Hoffert, A. T., 3435 Van 

Buren St., Chicago, 111. 

Miller, Arthur S. B., Wa 

terloo, Iowa, R. 2, 1919 
Miller, Jennie B., Waterloo 

Iowa, R. 2, 1919 
Replog'e, Sara, New Enter 

prise, Pa., 1919 
Shumaker, Ida C, Meyers 

dak, Pa., 1910 


Church of the Brethren In- 
dustrial School, Geer, Va. 

Wampler, Nelie, 1922 
Bolinger, Amsey 1922 
Bolinger, Florence, 1922 

Fort Worth, Texas, 

Horner, W. J., 1922 
Greene County, Pirkey, Va., 

H. C. Early 
Piney Flats, Tenn., 

Ralph White, 1923 

*Care General Mission Board, Elgin, 111. 

Please Notice.— Postage on letters to our missionaries is 5c for each ounce or fraction 
thereof and 3c for each additional ounce or fraction. 



THIS was the total of our assets at the close of the fiscal 
year at the end of February, 1926. After a careful audit 
the items making up the above total were proved to be 
correct by a certified public accountant engaged by the 
authorized auditing committee of the Annual Conference of the 
Church of the Brethren. (Please see their statement in the Lin- 
coln Conference Booklet.) Practically all of this large sum is 
the accumulation of endowment and annuity trust funds during 
the years since 1884. 

Bear in mind that publishing the total admitted assets of in- 
stitutions like our own and of insurance and trust companies as a 
matter of advertising, is not to boast of possession of these. 
Those in charge of these vast sums know full well the tremen- 
dous responsibilities attaching to their possession. 

However, in modesty we do feel that occasionally a statement 
of " present worth " should be published like this. It is that you 
may be impressed that we are a large, growing, "going concern/' 
— yet just -an agent in the Lord's vineyard to accept money, keep 
it invested safely so we can pay until death a stated annuity to 
those entrusting their funds to us. At death the money, or the 
income on it, becomes available for work in the Brethren's har- 
vest field of the world. 

Just a postal request for Booklet V-266 will bring yon infor- 
mation. "* 

General Mission. Board 


Elgirv, Illinois 


Church of the Drei'hren 

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jhaly, 192© 




The Treasurer 

The Lincoln Conference 

Ross, a Challenge to Service 


Dean V. F. Schwalm 

A Venture in Home Missions and Faith - - John R. Snyder 
The India District Mission Boards Work - Premchand G. Bhagat 
Women and the Missionary Enterprise - - - Nora M. Rhodes 
A Live Wire in China - - - Esther M. Kreps, R. N. 








CITHO WINGER, President, North Man- CHARLES D. BONSACK, General Secretary. 

Chester, Ind., 1928. H SPENSER M1NN1CH, Educational Secre- 

A. P. BLOUGH, Waterloo, Iowa, 1929. , _,. __. . 

ur tr mvt? t»v u 4.u* td irvT7 ' tar ?" and Edltor Missionary \xsitor. 
H. H. NYE, Ehzabethtown, Pa., 1927. 

LEVI GARST, Salem, Va., R. 1, 1930. M - R - ZIGLER, Home Mission Secretary. 

J. B. EMMERT, La Verne, Calif., 1931. CLYDE M. CULP, Treasurer. 

The date indicates the year when Board Members' terms expire. 
All correspondence for the Board should be addressed to Elgin, 111. 



The subscription price is included in EACH donation of two dollars or more to the 
General Mission Board, either direct or through any congregational collection, provided the 
two dollars or more are given by one individual and in no way combined with another's 
gift. Different members of the same family may each give two dollars or more, and extra 
subscriptions, thus secured, may upon request be sent to persons who thev know will be 
interested in reading the Visitor. NO VISITOR SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE ENTERED UN- 

Kindly notice, however, that these subscription terms do not include a subscription for 
every two dollar donation, but a subscription for each donation of two dollars or more, no 
matter how large the donation. 

Ministers. In consideration of their services to the church, influence in assisting the 
Committee to raise missionary money, and upon their request annually, the Visitor will be 
•ent to ministers of the Church of the Brethren. 

To insure delivery of paper, prompt notice of change of address should be given. When 
asking change of address, give old address as well as new. Please order paper each year 
if possible under the same name as in the previous year. 

Address all communications regarding subscriptions and make remittancee payable to 

Entered as second class matter at the postofnee of Elgin, Illinois. 

Acceptance for mailing at special rate of postage provided for in section 1103, Act of 
October 3, 1917, authorized Aug. 20, 1918. 


* Announcing * 


* By A. D. HELSER * 

* T|UST off the press. The first message in book form telling of * 
^ I the Church of the Brethren missionaries at work in Africa. ^ 
* Tells how the missionaries entered the territory, the customs 

of the natives, their witchcraft, medicine men, home life, etc. — the 

methods of work and hopes of the future. There are even stories 

*** of wild game for the boys. ^ 

* Brother Helser writes in story style and has written about a * 

* part of the country where some of the natives never saw a white *$► 

a. man. President Otho Winger has written the introduction to the ^ 

. book. 

*** ..... * 
Sunny Nigeria will be the Mission Study text for the coming 

* * 

* Price $1.50 postpaid * 


* Elgin, 111. * 

* * 


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Items From the Lincoln Conference 

A Stopover at Elgin 

A group of about 175 Conference delegates 
took the route through Elgin and were 
piloted through the Brethren Publishing 
House and then made a tour through the 
city. They were served supper on which 
occasion the mayor of Elgin addressed the 
gathering. The visitors reported consid- 
erable pleasure in going through the 
Brethren Publishing House where so many 
of the committees of the church meet. 
Good Treatment at Lincoln 

The city of Lincoln especially the Cham- 
ber of Commerce and those who provided 
the physical necessities for conducting a 

Conference did their work very thoroughly 
and graciously. Of course they were unable 
to transform a fair ground into the kind 
of equipment desired by many for con- 
ference purposes but they did the best 
they could with the facilities at hand. There 
seemed a greater readiness on the part of 
the caretaker of the grounds to cater to 
our needs than we have found at other 
Home Mission Conferences 

The District Mission Boards met on the 
day of June 9 prior to the official opening 
of the Conference that evening. While 
the attendance was not so good as last 


The Missionary Visitor 



year at the Winona Conference one can 
see marked improvement in the develop- 
ment of the District Mission program. 
Whereas in the past each District Board 
laid plans with very little reference to or 
consultation with other Districts now there 
is great freedom in exchange of ideas. 
The Boards are becoming conscious of fun- 
damental principles that must be adopted 
in order to gain success. Much of this 
improvement is to be traced to Brother 
M. R. Zigler, Home Mission Secretary, who 
gives his entire time to the study and pro- 
motion of mission problems in America. 
Associated with Brother Zigler is a Home 
Mission Council composed of M. Clyde 
Horst, Johnstown, Pa., W. H. Yoder, 
Morrill, Kans., and O. D. Buck, Franklin 
Grove, 111. 

Student Pastors for the Summer 

During the school year just past the 
students in our colleges have been con- 
tributing toward a fund to send student 
pastors into needy churches for the summer. 
Sixteen men and four women have been 
selected by the Home Mission Department 
and will be in the service by the time this 
issue of the Visitor is in your hands. The 
women will work largely in Vacation Bible 
Schools. The workers with their appoint- 
ments are as follows : 

D. C. Snider 
Cecil Showalter 
Ralph Lanham 
Calvert N. Ellis 
Lowell Weiss 
Clarence Shockley 
Roy Mohler 
Walter Peckover 
Mrs. Allie Eisenbise 
Desmond Bittinger 
Wilbur Snider 
Blair Myers 
Harper Will 
Cubbage Saylor 

Guy Wampler 
John Wieand 

Maple Grove, Wis. 
Antioch, Virginia 
Piney Flats, Tenn. 
Piqua, Ohio 
Portland, Oregon 
Sunfield, Michigan 
Keytesville, Missouri 
Prairie View, Mo. 
Pleasant Plains, Okla. 
St. Joseph, Missouri 
Penn Run, Pa. 
Afton, Cambridge, Neb. 
Bethel & Bethany, Colo. 
Mt. Airy, N. C, 
Taylors Valley, Va. 
Flat Rock, Tenn. 
Adrian, Missouri 

Vacation Schools in Wisconsin 

Amberg, Maple Grove, Stanley, Rich Lake 
and Worden. — Miriam Stover and Bertha 

Vacation Schools in Michigan 

Elsie, Midland, Pontiac, Woodland Village 
and Zion. — Helen Forney and Velma Clan- 

Student Volunteers at Conference 

The Annual Conference is the time when 
the United Student Volunteers of our 
church elect their officers and hold their 
annual business meeting. Sometimes be- 
cause of the distance not all of the schools 
are represented. To correct this condition 
of inadequate representation the Volunteers 
solicited a small fund of money from inter- 
ested parties and aided the more distant 
schools in sending a representative. Miss 
Clara Harper, vice president for the past 
year, was the only one of the officers 
present and she very capably guided the 
affairs of the Volunteers at the meeting. 
Discussion groups were held to face the 
ever changing problems of the Volunteers. 
The new officers elected for the coming 
year are : President, Guy West of Bridge- 
water, Va. ; Vice President, Susan Stoner 
of La Verne, Calif., Traveling Secretary, M. 
M. Myers, on furlough from China. 

The issues which Volunteers face are so 
stern that a more mature type of officers 
are needed than have been elected in some 
of the past years. Brother West has been 
a student at Bridgewater but will be en- 
gaged as pastor of the Bridgewater con- 
gregation this year. Sister Stoner is a 
La Verne graduate but will be in Bethany 
this year. Since the Vice President also 
carries the educational work of the Vol- 
unteers, it is advantageous that she be so 
near to Elgin for she will need to confer 
with the secretaries of the General Mission 
Board. Brother Myers, while a missionary 
of one term of service, will be eligible to 
be classed as a student because he con- 
templates being in school during a part 
of the coming winter. Because of his 
practical experience on the mission field 
the Volunteers felt to elect him their secre- 
tary to make the visit to all of the colleges 
to challenge students with the cause of 
The Missionary Convocation 

Monday, June 14, at 2 P. M., the great 
Missionary Convocation was held. Its 
usual interest was well sustained. Three 
speakers addressed the meeting. S. G. 


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Missionaries Appointed by the 1926 Conference 

Left to right: Mrs. Verda H. Gibbel, Dr. Paul H. Gibbel, Sarah Shisler, Ethel 
Roop, R. N., Clara Harper, Ruth F. Ulrey, Mrs. Ella- M. Flohr and Earl W. 
Flohr. The children are Julia Ann and Lewis Benton Flohr. 

Fahnestock from Pennsylvania spoke briefly 
for the Volunteers. A. D. Helser addressed 
the meeting as a representative from the 
mission field and then D. W. Kurtz gave 
the chief address of the meeting. The out- 
going missionaries were presented, the 
offering was received and then R. D. 
Murphy, pastor of the First Church, Phila- 
delphia, prayed the consecration prayer. In 
Brother Helser's talk he made reference to 
the wonderful contribution of life which 
Sister Ruth Kulp had made in Africa. 
Afterward Brother Galen B. Royer, father 
of Sister Kulp, came forward and expressed 
his thought that it was a joy rather than 
a sacrifice to contribute life for the Lord 
in the mission field. The well established 
custom of waving handkerchiefs as a token 
of good cheer to the outgoing missionaries 
was indulged in and certainly the mission- 
aries appreciate this pledge of cooperation 
given to them. 
The Outgoing Missionaries 

The Conference approved the eight new 
missionaries presented by the Board as 
applicants for foreign mission service. 
These workers represent a very high type 
of Christian workers and the fields can be 
congratulated on the additions to their 

number through the action of the Confer- 
ence this year. The missionaries to be sent 
are as follows : 
To Africa : 

Earl W. Flohr, Fairfax Congregation, 

Eastern Virginia. 
Mrs. Ella M. Flohr, Bridgewater Con- 
gregation, Second Virginia. 
Dr. J. Paul Gibbel, Virden Congregation, 

Southern Illinois. 
Mrs. Verda H. Gibbel, Waterloo Congre- 
gation, Northern Iowa. 
Sarah Shisler, Indian Creek Congrega- 
tion, Eastern Pennsylvania. 
Clara Harper, Ashland Congregation, 
Northeastern Ohio. 
To India : 
Ethel Roop, R. N., Meadow Branch Con- 
gregation, Eastern Maryland. 
To China : 

Ruth F. Ulrey, Prairie City Congregation, 

Middle Iowa. 
Sister Ulrey will sail to China in July. 
Sister Roop will go out early this fall. 
The Africa workers will not go until near 
the end of the year. 
The Conference Offering 

The great missionary offering represents 
in a large measure the interest of the 


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church in missions. Many people give out 
of their little in order to promote the 
" great first work " of the church. We have 
placed the best young people we can pro- 
duce on the field of service. We are always 
anxious to know if the offerings of money 
will be large enough to sustain them in 
their labors. After the offering customary 
questions at Conference are, " Has the 
offering been counted yet? " "Do you know 
the amount of the offering? " This year 
the offering was counted in about three 
hours and the announcement was made 
that it totaled $119,000, including what had 
been received at Elgin. After the announce- 
ment was made other money was turned 
in which brings the offering to nearly 
$121,000. This is about three thousand better 
than last year at Winona and about four- 
teen thousand better than two years ago. 
The Conference Budget for 1927-28 

The Conference approved the budget 
presented by the Council of Promotion after 
increasing the asking for the Welfare 
Board by $2,000. The budget approved for 
1927-28 now stands as follows : 

General Mission Board $370,000.00 

General Sunday School Board . . . 21,000.00 

General Educational Board 3,000.00 

General Ministerial Board 5,000.00 

Music Committee 300.00 

American Bible Society 1,000.00 

Welfare Board 8,000.00 

The 1927 Conference 

The Conference next year will go to the 
eastern zone but the exact place is yet to 
be decided. Hershey and Ocean Grove 
were proposed as possible places. Accord- 
ing to the plan of electing the moderator 
a year in advance Brother J. W. Lear was 
New Member for the General Mission Board 

The members of the Board are elected for 
a period of five years. This year the term 
for Brother J. J. Yoder expired. In his 
place Brother J. B. Emmert of La Verne 
was elected. Brother Emmert is not a new 
mem6er for only last year at Winona his 
previous term expired. Brother Yoder was 
a very efficient member of the Board and 
his service will be missed. 

The Missionary Exhibits and Demonstra- 

The missionaries are each year presenting 
information about their respective fields in 

a more graphic manner. Two methods are 
employed, first the exhibit method and 
second by demonstration. This year splen- 
did rooms were available for the exhibits. 
These were kept locked except during cer- 
tain hours when missionaries were there 
to explain the work on the field. The 
demonstrations were given in the audi- 
torium and were presented with a view of 
showing how the missionaries work on 
the field. 

Children were clothed in costume and 
took their part as boarding school pupils 
while the missionaries conducted schools. 
Tent evangelistic work, medical dispensaries 
and other programs of service were demon- 
strated to large crowds that came each 
evening at 6 o'clock. 
The Sisters' Aid Society 

The Conference confirmed the reelection 
of Mrs. J. C. Myers as a member of the 
Sisters' Aid Society organization. The Aid 
and Missionary Societies conducted by the 
good women of the church are engaged in 
raising money to erect a hospital in our 
Africa mission ; $6,180 has been raised dur- 
ing the year closing with this Annual Con- 

Organization of Laymen Approved by Con- 

The request by the Council of Promotion 
that our Annual Conference recognize and 
encourage the organization of the men's 
work of the Church of the Brethren was 

The proposed organization of the laymen 
of the church will be a mate to the Women's 
Aid Society. 

The proposed organization will plan to 
assist the church in carrying out her pro- 
. gram in evangelism, stewardship, missions, 
education and social service. 

The Visitor welcomes the proposed or- 
ganization and solicits its cooperation in all 
missionary activities. 

Editor's Note. The July issue of the 
Visitor annually presents the giving of the 
churches. The editor is mindful of the 
inequality of abilities in giving. The Visitor 
readers should consider these varying situa- 
tions in passing judgments of the various 

The Workers' Corner and the Junior Mis- 
sionary Department will reappear in the 
August issue. 


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Ross, a Challenge to Service 

Dean of Manchester College 

On May 31 our beloved missionary, Eld. A. W. Ross, went from us 
into the great world beyond this life. Dean Schwalm writes very fittingly of 
his life. Last year, after Annual Conference, Bro. Ross was prevailed upon 
by Bro. J. B. Emmert to write the story of his work in India. Bro. Ross 
with much difficulty wrote a wonderful story before his illness forced him to 
lay down his pen. Plans are being made to publish this life story. 

THE church door opens. There is a 
commotion about the door. Strong 
young men hurry to and fro. Here 
they bring in a wheel chair on which is 
seated a pale-faced, emaciated man in 
middle life, who seems to have trouble in 
getting his breath. Accompanying him is 
a woman of about the same age, kindly, 
pleasant-faced, paying closest heed to the 
wants of the man in the chair. As the 
service progresses the pale face and haggard 
looks light up with the glow of inspiration 
and one sees that there have been better 
days — days when hands and feet and lips 
responded readily to the spirit within. 
Tears roll down over the blanched cheeks 
of the poor man as he remembers the 
unattained goals of his life— the dreams 
of youth unfulfilled. 

The man in the wheel chair is Bro. Amos 
W. Ross, who came to gladden the home 
of Robert Ross and Susan Snell Ross 
Sept. 27, 1879. Their home was on a farm 
near Sidney, Ind. His mother belonged to 
a family of preachers, best known of whom 
was Daniel Snell, a brother. After com- 
pleting his work in a country school Amos 
attended the academy of Manchester Col- 
lege from 1896 to 1899. From here he went 
to Mount Morris College, from 1899 to 1903. 
In 1901 he completed the Bible course and 
in 1902 the academy course, returning in 
1903 for the college freshman work. 

As a student, the influence of Brethren 
J. G. Royer and M. W. Emmert was felt in 
his life. During a series of meetings in 1899, 
held by T. T. Myers, Bro. Ross gave his 
heart to Christ and was baptized and re- 
ceived into church fellowship. In the same 
year he was elected to the ministry by his 
home church. After considering the matter 
for three months he accepted the call and 
was installed. Thinking he could possibly 

A. W. Ross and Wife 

The picture was taken at the 1925 Winona Lake 
Annual Conference 

do most good through music, Bro. Ross now 
gave his attention to the study of music for 
some time. 

While in Mount Morris Bro. Ross had 
time for a beautiful romance. Here he met, 
learned to love, and finally June 12, 1902, 
married Miss Flora Xickey, daughter of 
Brother and Sister A. J. Nickey of Juniata, 
Nebr. They then spent another year in 
college together at Mount Morris. 

Mount Morris was the pioneer home of 
our mission work. From here went Bro. 
Wilbur Stover and wife to open our first 


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India mission. Here at Mount Morris 
Brother and Sister Ross heard the mission- 
ary addresses of Sister Bertha Ryan, who 
had accompanied Brother and Sister Stover 
on their first missionary tour. There also 
fell into their hands the book, " The Divine 
Enterprise of Missions," by Pierson. These 
things, along with the natural inspiration of 
a college environment, led him to offer his 
life to the Lord for mission work on the 
foreign field. 

While in college at Mount Morris Bro. 
Ross organized and started the work of 
the Missionary Society of Mount Morris 
College, which is now supporting D. J. 
Lichty on the India field. 

When the spring of 1903 came, and they 
had not been appointed for the field, at 
the suggestion of Bro. D. L. Miller Brother 
and Sister Ross accepted a call to the 
pastorate of the church at Sterling, Colo. 

When they first arrived at Sterling to 
look over the field the people were holding 
their services in a schoolhouse. This did 
not seem satisfactory, but Brother and 
Sister Ross offered to stay and take up 
the work if the church would build a 
churchhouse. So in the summer of 1903 a 
church was built and they were preparing 
to settle here in the pastorate. With this 
in view they had bought twenty acres of 
land and had built a little home on it. 
This purchase, through the wise manage- 
ment of Bro. Nickey during the absence of 
Brother and Sister Ross, increased in value 
and became a godsend to them in their 
later days. 

In the spring of 1904 Bro. Ross went to 
Annual Conference at Carthage, Mo., while 
Sister Ross remained at home with the 
little church. On Sunday morning, while 
the congregation was singing, " I'll go where 
you want me to go," there was a rap on 
the door of the church. There was a tele- 
gram for Sister Ross. It read, " Will you 
go along to India if we leave successors? " 
In harmony with the song they were sing- 
ing, Sister Ross wired back that she would 
go. The next day she took the train and 
went to the Conference, where final ar- 
rangements were made for their appoint- 
ment to the India field. 

In Nov. 2, 1904, Brother and Sister Ross 
sailed from New York along with Brother 
and Sister John Pittenger, Brother and 

Sister E. H. Eby, Brother and Sister Steven 
Berkebile, Sister Gertrude Rowland Em- 
mert and Sister Elizabeth McCann. 

The first five months of their stay in 
India were spent in language study at 
Anklesvar. On May 1, 1905, they were sent 
to Vyara, a new mission station in which 
no Christian work had been done and where 
there was strong prejudice against Chris- 
tianity. It was here that Brother and Sister 
Ross probably did their greatest work. 
This station is a monument to their lives. 

The work at Vyara was very difficult. 
The people were ignorant and many of them 
fearful of or prejudiced against the for- 
eigners in their midst. The weather was 
hot, the temperature often rising to 115 
degrees in the shade or on a north porch. 
Bro. Ross reports that at times when he 
was inflamed with fever the thermometer 
would rise when he removed it from his 
mouth. Helpers were difficult to secure. 
The mission sent them assistants who seem 
not to have been desirable, but through 
Bro. Ross' efforts they were led to an 
appreciation of their task by a study of 
the Book of Acts. 

Then, too, it was difficult to find a house 
in Vyara in which to live, and when they 
had one it was hard to keep, on account 
of the upper-class prejudice against the 
Christian foreigners. There were other 
obstacles, all of which presented a great 
challenge to the youthful vigor and idealism 
of Brother and Sister Ross. 

By wise diplomacy Bro. Ross bought 
such property as was needed by the mission 
and had a house built upon it. The 
prejudices and fears of the people were 
overcome by mingling freely among them 
and helping them wherever possible. The 
Rosses learned to apply simple remedies, 
and so did a great deal of medical work. 
When cholera broke out they obtained some 
cholera medicine from a friend and admin- 
istered it, so that the deaths from the 
disease ceased. After this Sister Ross did 
a great deal of medical work, giving simple 
remedies to the many sick who constantly 
came to them. 

Bro. Ross went out to surrounding vil- 
lages and preached to the people and sent 
his helpers out to teach the children in 
the villages. Against the advice of other 

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A Live Wire in China 

(May be used with the July Appeal to the Sunday-schools) 


The following are notes from a lecture given by 
Dr. James Yen at the Language School in Peking. 
Dr. Yen is the instigator and promoter for mass 
education in China. 

IT took a bomb like the world war to 
bring the Chinese gentry and the student 
class to realize that the coolie class had a 
heart and soul. Also a mental capacity which 
might be developed if given a chance. Many 
coolies were taken to France to work, but 
being so far away from home and in a 
strange country, many of them became 
homesick. Consequently Chinese students in 
America were requested to go to France as 
secretaries under the Y. M. C. A. to take 
charge of the coolies. 

Dr. Yen had charge of five thousand 
coolies. He and others tried to entertain 
these poor, hard-working and homesick men 
with music and theatricals. However, they 
finally decided they would try to help these 
poor coolies to learn their own language. 
They used huts to conduct Chinese classes. 
These coolies were so anxious to learn, that 
very often after working ten hours they 
would come to the huts without eating their 
meals, because they were afraid they might 
miss the class. 

Dr. Yen and some of his friends found 
there were great possibilities. They resolved 
to come back to China to help these lower 
classes of people, which marked the begin- 
ning of " Mass Education " in China. 

There are two great questions of govern- 
ment facing China : 1. Democracy. 2. The 
ignorance policy. 

The essential need for democracy is the 
highest possible level of general intelligence. 
Every person should be given a chance to 
develop his mental possibilities. The latest 
estimate for advanced education was no less 
than 85%, or 340,000,000 people who can not 
read or write the Chinese language. No 
fewer than 73,000,000 children of school age 
are not in school. There are 100,000,000 illiter- 
ate adolescents. There is no provision for 
the present generation, so there is a move- 
ment to educate these 100,000,000 adolescents. 

There is a difference in the spoken and the 

classical language. The common language 
had to be resimplified in order to reach the 
common people, to give them the education 
which they would use every day. While Dr. 
Yen was in France he was called to Paris 
to edit a paper for the working class. They 
had no books to teach these Chinese, but 
they picked out words which they thought 
would be used in everyday life. Through 
these efforts a set of books was printed. 
After they read these books they can read 
the four Gospels. It costs about twenty-five 
cents a month to study one hour a day. 

In the mass education campaign, the first 
thing was to interest the people in the com- 
munity. They asked the men and women who 
were qualified to teach, to give their time, 
and for any one who could spare a room for 
a class to donate the room. Any one who 
could give money was requested to give 
money. This must be voluntary and self- 
supporting. This method created a commun- 
ity self-consciousness. Dr. Yen went to the 
capital of Honan Province to try this plan. 
He went to the Y. M. C. A. They canvassed 
every available man who had any influence 
in the city government. The governor gave 
two thousand dollars. The first thing they 
did was to hold a mass meeting, where they 
elected committees to carry out their plans. 
Many posters were made and posted, such as 
" The Sick Man of the far East and a doctor 
giving him medicine." " A teacher teaching 
a poor man." Their slogan was 1,000 illiter- 
ates to study 1,000 characters. They secured 
eighty buildings and 120 teachers. These 
teachers signed a contract to teach every 
evening for four months without a salary, 
but they would have their rickshaw fare 
paid. However, many of these teachers re- 
fused their rickshaw fare. Two thousand 
three hundred men and boys attended these 
classes every day. One thousand six hundred 
succeeded in passing their exams. Nine 
hundred and sixty seven certificates were 
given out. 

Dr. Yen thought he would try another 
province. He went to Cheng Tu, in 
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better results than in Honan. Fifteen thou- 
sand men, women and children were in this 
parade. The ages ranged from ten years to 
eighty years. One thousand, two hundred 
certificates were given in this city. In an- 
other city the magistrate wanted the police 
to do the recruiting. He had eighty thousand 
police, but they compromised with the chil- 
dren to help. They started a self-improvement 
club. Newspapers were printed. They had 
teachers to explain the new terms that were 
in the newspapers. Once a month lectures 
were given on hygiene and sanitation. They 
had one teacher to teach 400 to 500 students. 
In order to do this they used a screen to 
illustrate the lessons, which served to create 
interest, and to draw out their vocabulary. 
The use of the slide was also a recreation to 
them after working in the dirty shops all 
day. They read the lesson on the screen; 
then the teacher had them use their fingers 
to write characters in the air. 

There !>eing many illiterates in the army, 
Dr. Yen thought it would be a good field to 
work, so he went to Chang Tso Lin's son to 
spread this educational movement among 
the soldiers. He found ready cooperation. 

He had 1,000 students and sold 600 books and 
many slides. After a week they got out a 
paper called The Soldiers' Weekly. Dr. Yen 
made a study of the soldiers' vocabulary and 
the things in which soldiers are interested. 
When the war broke out he had to stop. 

When Dr. Yen went into the rural dis- 
tricts, the first thing he did was to approach 
the people with the movement and then 
establish the plans of lectures on hygiene and 
sanitation. He cooperated with the mission- 
aries and had them help to spread the move- 
ment. After these people graduate in this 
course they must be given something to read. 
He found the work far more encouraging in 
the villages than in the cities. There pre- 
vail among them a family spirit and a com- 
munity consciousness. 

In the north during the winter these peo- 
ple have nothing to do, so they can spend 
two to four hours a day in study. They are 
" God's own people." China's backbone is in 
her rural people. This movement stands a 
chance to educate China's millions for 

Liao Chou, Shansi. 

A Venture in Home Missions— and Faith 


WAY Down South in Alabama," 
about thirty-five miles north and 
east of Birmingham, the " Pitts- 
burgh of the South," is situated the little 
town of Oneonta, county seat of Blount 
County. Out about five miles northwest of 
this place is the Oneonta Church of the 
Brethren. Isolated from other churches of 
like faith by a distance of from two hundred 
to five hundred miles, it has had its own 
problems to meet and discouragements to 
overcome. But they have been met bravely 
and with no small measure of success. 

The beginning of this church goes back 
some fifteen to twenty years when a few 
members moved into the community from 
Virginia. But it was with only varying suc- 
cess. About twelve years ago Bro. Harry 
Hoover and his wife came into the communi- 
ty from Ohio. They had a vision of a 
Brethren church and at once set about to 
have it come true. With the assistance of 

the members already there they started the 
work. Later a minister, Bro. Edward M. 
Culler, and wife, came in to assist. They 
also were from Ohio, but had been some 
time at Bethany Bible school; also in North 
Dakota and Canada. They also had a vision 
of the field and set about to win at least a 
part of it for the church and its Christ. 
Sunday-school and preaching services were 
held first in private homes and in school- 
houses. The work grew and' found favor 
with the people of the community. About 
eight years ago a splendid church was erect- 
ed and dedicated to the worship of God. 
With this evidence of stability the work 
continued to prosper and after a few years 
it was necessary to improve and enlarge the 
church to care for the growing Sunday- 
school and young people's needs. The base- 
ment was finished and made available for 
Sunday-school classes. Four classes were 
thus provided for, with curtained divisions 


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Upper: Schoolhouse where services were first held. 
Lower: Oneonta church, Alabama. 

on the main floor. The Sunday-school now 
has the largest attendance of any rural 
school in that section and is even larger 
than many of the town Sunday-schools. An 
attendance of 125 to 150 is not unusual. 

The present membership is about seventy. 
These are largely from the native popula- 
tion. There has been no effort on the part 
of Bro. Culler or his helpers to increase by 
immigration. Their work has been done 
quietly and without the flare of advertising. 
By quiet, insistent, persistent, faithful serv- 
ice they have won their way against many 
discouragements into the hearts of the peo- 
ple. They have the confidence of the entire 
community. The members of other denom- 
inations come to them for spiritual help and 
advice along other lines. They bury their 
dead, marry their young people, comfort in 
time of sorrow and rejoice in times of pros- 

All this spiritual and material help has 
been given " without charge " to any one. 
Like Paul of old, Brother and Sister Culler 
have wrought with their own hands, that 
they might not be chargeable to any one. 
And they have wrought well. For many 

years they saw but few unite with the church. 
But the harvest time has come. Bro. A. M. 
Laughrun of Tennessee assisted in two 
revivals, when many were baptized. A revi- 
val in September of the past year saw more 
unite with the church — splendid young 
people. Others are looking toward the 
church as their spiritual home. Nowhere in 
the South, among the many churches where 
we have visited, are there better prospects 
for building up a strong congregation of the 
Church of the Brethren. There are but few 
of the prejudices to overcome which hinder 
the work in so many localities. Bro. Culler 
has sought to unite the community and not 
divide it. He has not antagonized other 
faiths, but has sought to strengthen faith. 
He has not appealed to prejudice, but to 
reason and love. 

But a new day is dawning. The work has 
grown until it needs the care and super- 
vision of a pastor who can get into the 
homes and meet in intimate contact those 
who live therein. There are problems in 
these homes that need to be met — problems 
that are unknown in Northern communities. 
Brother and Sister Culler are admirably 
adapted for this work, but they cannot do 
this work and at the same time raise cotton 
and corn and cows. Their time should be 
free for the Lord's work, where it seems 
very evident, because his sanction is upon it, 
he has called them. The work is there to be 
done and unless some one can do it, it will 
have to go undone and much that has al- 
ready been gained will be lost. 

And Birmingham, a great city with great 
possibilities, right at the door, also is calling. 
Many of the members of the Oneonta 
church have moved to that city or its im- 
mediate suburbs and they are looking and 
asking for a place to worship. Another 
Macedonian call. Will it be answered? 

Huntingdon, Pa. 

Parcels Post for the Mission Field 

A missionary writes that packages and 
gifts sent from friends in America are much 
appreciated. But the senders should take 
care not to rate the value of the parcels 
too highly, because, " the higher the value 
the higher the duty we have to pay on them 
here." Articles of no commercial value, such 
as picture cards, D. V. B. S. paintings, etc., 
should be so marked. 


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The Indian District Mission Board's Work 


The Beginning died. As I stated, these people were very 

w , poor. To help them the board bought 

GO ye therefore and teach all nations, . . c r 1 j t-^- , , 

, y . . , . . ' sixty-five acres of land. This land was 

baptizing them in the name of the M „4. a j * ■ *u m. • *■ j 

„ , & , p , r , rented to the Christians, and some money 

Father, and of the Son, and of the , ^ . ^ , ... ,., , , , lL 

„« ' _ . ' , ,, also was given. But this did not help them 

Holy Ghost I am with you alway nor the wQrk The 

The Church of the Brethren in India, fol- the following . 
lowing the command of her Lord, took 

upon her the responsibility of spreading Land Rs. 7,000 

the Gospel of Christ. We believed that 2 houses Rs. 2,000 

he will help us and be with us in any cir- Well Rs. 1,500 

cumstances. Though our churches were Mission compound Rs. 1,500 

not strong spiritually, and also were poor, Cart, oxen and other things Rs. 500 

and few in numbers, yet we believed that 

he is very strong. We are not able, but Total Rs. 12,500 

he is able We know it Believing in him Fiye Years> Fotvfatd Movement 

we started our Indian Mission Board work 

in 1909 with Rs. 395 (about $132) on hand. Following the footprints of the church 

Some of the readers will wonder what can of America, our Indian churches worked 

be done with this small sum of money. But out a program for five years, in 1920. The 

Christ can do a large work with the small- prog